5:45 PM / Salon A/B
Tuesday, May 21

IP5
Real World Optimization

Consider the challenging optimization problem of designing an airplane that meets performance criteria, but is also lowest in cost to produce and maintain. These issues are real, since they dominate the concerns of our customers (the airlines) and traditional performance goals (speed and range) are reaching their limits. Issues in algorithms are important, but only part of the problem. Other important concerns are: formulating objectives and constraints, getting data, using algorithms with complex code, and getting people to work together. In this presentation, the speaker will draw on some real life problems to outline some of the nonalgorithmic issues with the hope of providing a framework for algorithm work.

Albert M. Erisman
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