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15.057 Systems Optimization

15.057 Systems Optimization

Managers and engineers are constantly attempting to optimize, particularly in the design and operation of complex systems. This course is an application-oriented introduction to (systems) optimization. It seeks to: Motivate the use of optimization models to support managers and engineers in a wide variety of decision making situations; Show how several application domains (industries) use optimization; Introduce optimization modeling and solution techniques (including linear, non-linear, integer, and network optimization, and heuristic methods); Provide tools for interpreting and analyzing model-based solutions (sensitivity and post-optimality analysis, bounding techniques); and Develop the skills required to identify the opportunity and manage the implementation of an optimization-based decision support tool.


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