Category Archives: Optimization

Researchers Achieve ‘Absurdly Fast’ Algorithm for Network Flow

A team of computer scientists has come up with a dramatically faster algorithm for one of the oldest problems in computer science: Maximum Flow. The problem asks how much material can flow through a network from a source to a destination if … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

If someone gives us a collection of points, how should we connect them? Should we try to pair them up? Should we try to join them together to form a single loop? Should we try something else? And once we’ve … Continue reading

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Vaccination Scheduling Decisions

Geoffrey De Smet created a vaccination scheduling software. He discovered an interesting Vaccination Appointment Scheduling Paradox: It’s more user friendly if people can NOT choose their own appointment. Watch video

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Consuming Optimization models for Operational Decisions

During DecisionCAMP-2020, we had several presentations devoted to incorporation of Optimization Engines in Business Decision Models: 1) Developing Decision Optimization Microservices for Real-World Decision-Making Applications by Jacob Feldman; 2)  cDMN: Combining DMN with Constraint Reasoning by a KU Leuven’s team.

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