Operations Research

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics| Updated: September 18, 2020 L M S

About the course

Operations Research (OR) is concerned with scientifically deciding how to best design and operate man-machine systems usually under conditions requiring the allocation of scarce resources. This course aims to let students know the basic OR models and to instruct them to learn the software of solving the models.  

The contents of this course contain Linear Programming, Duality and Sensitivity Analysis, Transportation Model, Integer Programming, Network Flow Model and Project Management, Inventory Models, and Decision Analysis. Students need to learn a set of software such as Microsoft Excel, Lingo/Lindo, yahp, DEAP, and Microsoft Project. OR course is typically concerned with determining the maxima objective function of profit, assembly line performance, crop yield, bandwidth, etc or minima objective function of loss, risk, etc. The course website is http://nuaa.fanya.chaoxing.com/portal, where you may obtain the details of the course information including all PPT and videos.

From this course, students may achieve important OR knowledge and the valuable techniques of solving the OR problems. This course may strengthen students' abilities to abstract a real problem and put it into an OR model, to solve the model, analyze the results and give an answer for some enterprise.  OR course may help managers to achieve its goals using scientific methods.

About the teacher

教师照片.jpgHaiyan Xu is Professor at the College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China. She received her Master and PhD degrees from the University of Waterloo (UW) in Canada. Her current research interests in Game Theory and Operations Research. She is a Member of Conflict Analysis Group in UW and Member of the Production and Operations Management Society. She received many excellent teaching awards, such as 2017 Most Popular Teacher Award evaluated by international students and 2020 the First Prize in Teaching in NUAA.

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