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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...

Lessons Learned from Selling OR to Business Users 0

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...

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On Classification of Healthcare Problems in ORMS Studies

Hi everyone, after a long time I would like to write about the classification of the healthcare problems that I have been thinking for a while. Personally, I am interested in application based OR studies especially in healthcare. Since healthcare problems...

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Open Courses on Operations Research

First of all, I am glad to be here and to have the opportunity of sharing my ideas on this collective blog on Operations Research, which is a project that I should especially express my appreciation for. My friends, Sertalp, Ahmet...

Disaster Management for Power System Restoration 0

Disaster Management for Power System Restoration

1st Seminar; Speaker: Carleton Coffrin, a research scientist at NICTA in the Disaster Management Team. (PhD, Brown University, 2012) Date: December 6, 2012 Time: 3 p.m. EST (UTC -5) – Local Time Title: Disaster Management for Power System Restoration Abstract: Recent...

OR-Complete Webinars 7

OR-Complete Webinars

Hello everyone, We are pleased to announce that we are organizing bi-weekly web seminars on Operations Research studies starting this week. With the expanding number of people in Twitter and Google+ who share, think and discuss about ORMS, it will be a great...

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Psychology and OR

I read an old letter from Operations Research by Creelman and Wallen: “The Role of Psychology in Operations Research” (1958) Authors try to show how psychologists can be useful and give four examples: the formulation of problem, the development and solution of...

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Dealing with Power Outages

Unfortunately, superstorm Sandy hit East of America and more than 60 people died during and after hurricane. Sadly, our city Bethlehem, PA was damaged too. We didn’t have power for more than 24 hours and cell phone operators did not properly function  on...