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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 15.053 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Optimization Methods in Management Science 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Sloan School of Management 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. James Orlin

    Teaching Assistants:
    Michael Metzger
    Hamed Mamani
    Murali Narayanaswamy 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 15.053 Optimization Methods in Management Science

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    15.053 Optimization Methods in Management Science

    Spring 2007

    Image of optimization application in radiation therapy.
    Using optimization methods to efficiently perform radiation therapy in cancer patients. (Image by Prof. James Orlin.)

    Course Description

    15.053 introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. Optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, decision trees, and dynamic programming. The methods have applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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