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Every ‘Cloud’ has a Silver Lining

Without doubt, cloud storage is one of the most popular topics in IT nowadays. Cloud storage is simply storing documents, photos, etc. into an online warehouse, which can be accessed via several outlets, such as using a web interface or just...

INFORMS 2012 0


Although we couldn’t attend INFORMS 2012 this year as OR-Complete, we would like to share you that there is INFORMS TV 2012 channel on Youtube, consists of 18 videos regarding INFORMS 2012. Here is a video on the expectations of attendees;


Quick Tip: Problem Transformations for Linear Optimization

Linear Optimization (aka Linear Programming, LP) is one of the earliest improvement in Operations Research history. Despite the fact that there are more than 73 years passed since Kantorovich modeled first LP, it is still widely used in many sectors. In...


Nanotechnology at INFORMS Conferences

Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. (nano.gov) Developments in this area started after invention of scanning tunneling microscope in 1981, concept of manipulating matter at nanoscale were developed earlier. Most people cite Feynman’s...


OR and the Matrix

Well, as a Matrix fan, I thought if we are really in ‘the Matrix’ then there could be some changes in Operations Research. I would like to start with the question ‘What is the Matrix?’ for those who don’t know the...


On Content of Undergraduate Operations Research Courses

Today, one of professors in my department talked about content of two new courses of him. He is planning one graduate-level course and one undergraduate level. While describing the courses, he stated that the graduate one will focus on academic issues...


Some Recent Metaheuristics

After reading this blog post, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss some new metaheuristics inspired by nature. 1 – Spiral Optimization Developed by Keiichiro Yasuda and Kenichi Tamura in 2011. They approximated focused spiral phenomena to logarithmic...


Can OR Techniques be Derived by Imitating the Nature?

Initially, I would like to give the answer of this question. Yes, can be. Indeed, there is a derived word for this approach, Biomimetics, copying the nature or benefit from natural opportunities while deriving solutions to the problems. An instance in...