"Operations Research"
Dr. Mohammad Rahdar
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
St. Ambrose University

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
St. Ambrose University
McCarthy Hall 013

   6:30 pm  Networking time, free pizza and beverage  
   7:10 pm  Seniors receive their Sigma Xi honor cord  
    7:15 pm   Presentation by Dr. Rahdar  

Operations Research (OR) is a discipline that deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. It enables more effective decisions, more productive systems, careful predictions of outcomes, and better estimates of risk by using techniques such as mathematical modeling. OR is often concerned with determining the maximum (of profit, performance, or yield) or minimum (of loss, risk, or cost) of some real-world objective.

In this presentation, I will begin my talk by introducing OR and providing an overview of mathematical modeling. Then, I will showcase some applications of mathematical programming problems.

My research focus is on both applied and theoretical aspects of operations research, and currently, I am working on designing an algorithm to solve bi-level linear programming problems more efficiently and developing a tri-level optimization model for transportation network design, which improves the resiliency of the network against uncertain disruption.

Reservations.  If you plan to attend, please make your reservation no later than noon on Wednesday, April 25 so we will know the quantity of pizza to order. The pizza menu includes a variety of toppings. The form includes a box called "Special Request" where you can suggest a topping and indicate gluten-free. Beverages are also provided.

Here is a list of those who plan to attend.

Parking is in the lot at the corner of Gaines and Lombard. Here is the campus map.