Prof. Richard C. Larson
Prof. Amedeo R. Odoni
Prof. Arnold Barnett
1.203J / 6.281J / 15.073J / 16.76J / ESD.216J
This course features a link to the online textbook in the syllabus.
The class will cover quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design of logistically oriented urban service systems (e.g., fire and police departments, emergency medical services, emergency repair services). It presents a unified study of functions of random variables, geometrical probability, multi-server queueing theory, spatial location theory, network analysis and graph theory, and relevant methods of simulation. There will be discussion focused on the difficulty of implementation, among other topics.