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Decision Optimization Technologies

Decision Automation and Explanations

Prof. Gene Freuder wrote a position paper “Complete Explanations”: “The position taken here is that it can be worthwhile to start with truly complete explanations and abstract and limit from there. The goal is to provide a high-level “big picture” of … Continue reading

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How to Optimally Allocate “Bribe” Money

Tallys Yunes published an Excel-based optimization model that calculates the likelihood that certain agents will perform a given action that benefits you. Link Below are a few examples:

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Challenge July-2018 “Zoo, Buses, and Kids”

This month we offer a simple decision optimization problem “Zoo, Buses, and Kids” as our July-2018 Challenge. We expect that not only special optimization tools like IBM CP Optimizer but traditional decision modeling tools can be used to solve the … Continue reading

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Decision Optimization and Finance: Doing more with less

Alex Fleischer from IBM writes that Optimization (Doing more with less) has been quite a success at many banks and insurances for decades. Along with many finance use cases of CPLEX, he describes 4 recent optimization success stories in international … Continue reading

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Automating Scheduling and Resource Allocation Decisions

Decision Optimization frequently deals with scheduling and resource allocation problems. One of the best-known software package for modeling and solving scheduling problems was ILOG Scheduler. This month IBM published a very detailed article “20+ years of scheduling with constraints at … Continue reading

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About DecisionCAMP-2018

The DecisionCAMP-2017 became a major technical decision management event of 2017. Next year DecisionCAMP will be held in Luxembourg in the mid of Sep-2018. We will join the Logic for AI Summit that will bring together several international conferences and workshops … Continue reading

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Decision Model for Finding Optimal Spouse

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon A few years ago Michael Trick, one of the best known authorities in Operation Research, blogged about “Finding Love Optimally“. In particular, he wrote: “I was a … Continue reading

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