|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 5-9-2016 through 11-11-2016; retake week 1)|
|Participants:||up till now 45 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
In many real-life decision problems in e.g. (public) transportation, logistics, energy networks, healthcare, computer networks and education we want to select a very good solution from a large set of possible solutions. In the course you learn how to model such problems and how to solve them by well-known (simulation) algorithms. We focus on discrete models. You learn about the theoretical complexity and about the possibilities for exact optimization algorithms, heuristics and what-if analysis. For stochastic problems, we study discrete-event simulation . As assignment you have to perform a simulation study of the Uithoflijn, the new tram line that will connect Utrecht CS and the Uithof. For deterministic problems, we study well-known algorithms from combinatorial optimization .
The learning outcomes of the course are
|Literature:||Slides completed by your own lecture notes . |
The following books are not mandatory but interesting for further reading:
|Course form:||Lectures, self-study, exercises, assignments.|
|Exam form:||To pass the course the following is required:
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||Participation in mandatory sessions and meetings (indicated in the week schedule) is required for additional examination. You can participate in additional testing for at most one part. If you have a reasonable chance of passing the course by the additional written exam, you have to take this opportunity. Additional testing in the Simuation Assignment, always requires permission of the teacher.|