|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 4-9-2017 through 10-11-2017; retake week 1)|
|Participants:||up till now 42 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
The purpose of is to teach topics that:
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:||In the grading the simulation assignment contributes 50% and the written exam contributes 50%. To get a grade of at least 6 the following is required:
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||You can participate in additional examination for at most one part out of simulation assignment and written exam. For additional examination of the simulation assignment permission of the teacher is required.|