Operations Research

Operations research is an interdisciplinary mathematical science that focuses on the effective use of technology by organizations. By employing techniques such as mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization, operations research finds optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems. Operations Research is concerned with determining the maximum (of profit, performance, or yield) or the minimum (of loss, risk, or cost) of some real-world objective. This course introduces students to modelling of decision problems and the use of quantitative methods and techniques for effective decision-making. Familiarity with a programming language (e.g., Python, C++, etc.) is desirable for this course.