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Deterministic OR Methods for Data Scientists

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Joerg Fliege
Academic year

Module overview

This module aims to introduce the student to some of the main deterministic techniques that are used in operational research, namely linear and integer programming. The process of modelling problems of a practical nature as a linear or integer program will be developed. Following an explanation of a standard version of the simplex method, some of its variants will be introduced. The main ideas of linear programming duality will also be explained. A computer workshop session trains students in the use of commercial linear programming software. The branch and bound approach for solving integer programming problems will also be developed.