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An Online LaTeX Editor: Useful, Awesome and Free!

As a PhD student, I often use [R] for writing assignments, quizzes, reports and even for my thesis.  has a unique way to convert any piece of  messy information into an elegant text. Perhaps, it is the most used typesetting program in academia....

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Competition Announcement – MISTA 2013 challenge

We are very pleased to announce a competition track at MISTA 2013. The competition is based around multi-mode resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem (MRCMPSP) in which multiple projects have to be scheduled, while taking into account the availability of local and global...

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Score Design for (Meta)heuristics

3rd Seminar; Speaker: Geoffrey De Smet, JBoss Drools Planner Lead at Red Hat Software Date: January 31, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. EST (UTC -5) – Check your local time Title: Score Design for (Meta)heuristics Abstract: In this session, I’ll cover score design...

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Quick Tip: Comparison of Run Alternatives in ARENA

Undoubtedly one of the most popular and widely used simulation software, ARENA is a powerful tool for modeling complex systems. Based on the complexity of the system you are modeling, you need to take a long run to eliminate initial bias...

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Etymology of some IE/OR terms

We communicate with words. Each word has its own history, also each word triggers different concepts in everybody’s mind. But we are not fully aware of this. For an example you can watch this part of Douglas Hofstadter’s talk. In this...

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Lessons Learned from Selling OR to Business Users

2nd Seminar; Speaker: Jean François Puget Date: January 15, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. EST (UTC -5) – Local Time Title: Lessons learned from selling OR to business users Abstract: Operations Research is a gem. It is a set of techniques that can...