Perspectives in Operations Research

Perspectives in Operations Research : Papers in Honor of Saul Gass' 80th Birthday

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A Symposium was held on February 25, 2006 in honor of the 80th birthday of Saul I. Gass and his major contributions to the field of operations research over 50 years. This volume includes articles from each of the Symposium speakers plus 16 other articles from friends, colleagues, and former students. Each contributor offers a forward-looking perspective on the future development of the more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 165 x 243 x 28mm | 940g
  • Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • 177 black & white illustrations, 34 black & white tables, biography
  • 038739933X
  • 9780387399331

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The book is an edited volume from leading research scholars in the field of Operations Research, focusing on future perspectives in OR. Each of the contributors offers their perspective looking forward to the further development of the field. The theme will provide pivotal interest in the book because of prominence of the contributors and Saul Gass' position as one of the founders of OR and his involvement in writing about the history of OR. The history of operations research is of considerable interest and this book takes a pivotal perspective of OR's history by examining current trends and the future of the more

Table of contents

History & Perspectives.- Reflections on Saul Gass' Influence.- Four Score Years of Saul I. Gass: Portrait of an OR Professional.- In the Beginning: Saul Gass and Other Pioneers.- Learning from the Master: Saul Gass, Linear Programming, and the OR Profession.- Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Reflections on Definitions of Operations Research by Morse and Kimball.- Ben Franklin: America's First Operations Researcher.- Good Management, the Missing XYZ Variables of OR Texts.- The Operations Research Profession: Westward, Look, the Land is Bright.- Optimization & Heuristic Search.- Choosing a Combinatorial Auction Design: An Illustrated Example.- Label-Correcting Shortest Path Algorithms Revisited.- The Ubiquitous Farkas Lemma.- Parametric Cardinality Probing in Set Partitioning.- A Counting Problem in Linear Programming.- Toward Exposing the Applicability of Gass & Saaty's Parametric Programming Procedure.- The Noisy Euclidean Traveling Salesman Problem: A Computational Analysis.- The Close Enough Traveling Salesman Problem: A Discussion of Several Heuristics.- Twinless Strongly Connected Components.- Modeling & Making Decisions.- EOQ Rides Again!.- The Federal Express Local Sort Facility Employee Scheduling Problem.- Sensitivity Analysis in Monte Carlo Simulation of Stochastic Activity Networks.- The EM Algorithm, Its Randomized Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges and Opportunities for Operations Research.- Recovering Circles and Spheres from Point Data.- Why the New York Yankees Signed Johnny more