Wednesdays: 4:10 - 7:00 in 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Description: This Freshman-level Introductory course will provide an intuitive overview of the fundamental problems addressed and methods in the fields of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research including Constrained Optimization, Linear Programming, Graphs and Networks, Machine Learning/Classification, Scheduling, Queues and Chains, Collaborative Filtering, and Game Theory. The course will focus on two-dimensional, i.e., bivariate, examples where the problems and methods are amenable to visualization and geometric intuition. The course will discuss applications such as dieting, scheduling, and transportation. This course will not require pre-requisites and will present the core concepts in a self-contained manner that is accessible to Freshmen to provide the foundation for future coursework.
Credit: 3 units, Freshman Level
Required Materials: Will be provided in class notes. Readings will be selected sections from textbooks such as: Introduction to Operations Research ed. by Frederick S Hillier.
GSI: Sanjay Krishnan firstname.lastname@example.org
20% Class Participation (Attendance, Questions, & Notetaking)
20% Mid-Term Exam
40% Final Exam during Final Exam Period
|August 24||Introduction to Course, Logistics, and Overview||week-1-scribe-notes.pdf|
|August 31||Introduction to Optimization and Linear Programming|
|September 7||Linear Programming continued||Sanjay Out|
|September 14||Introduction to Graphs and Networks|
|September 21||Graphs and Networks Continued|
|September 28||Introduction to Statistics|
|October 5||Midterm Review|
|October 12||Midterm (tentative)||Prof. Goldberg Out|
|October 19||Introduction to Machine Learning|
|October 26||Machine Learning Continued|
|November 2||Scheduling Problems|
|November 9||Queues and Chains|
|November 16||Intro to Logic and Relational Database Design|
|November 23||Class Cancelled For Thanksgiving|
|November 30||Final Review|
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