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OR 670: Metaheuristics for Optimization

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Course on the theory and practice of metaheuristics, i.e. solution search techniques for solving combinatorial optimization problems. It will introduce the theory, applications (scheduling in manufacturing, transportation, and in other engineering and service industries), and computational aspects of directly searching for solutions to solve computationally complex optimization problems without a well-defined analytical model.

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Course on the theory and practice of metaheuristics, i.e. solution search techniques for solving combinatorial optimization problems. It will introduce the theory, applications (scheduling in manufacturing, transportation, and in other engineering and service industries), and computational aspects of directly searching for solutions to solve computationally complex optimization problems without a well-defined analytical model.

When Offered: Spring

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Equivalent to SYST 670.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

OR 441/541 or permission of instructor.

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