Visit of Professor Dietrich Braess to the Isenberg School of Management,The visit of Professor Braess was part of the UMass - Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter Seminar Series. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, INFORMS, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.
the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter, and the
Virtual Center for Supernetworks
April 5-8, 2006
In 1968, Professor Dietrich Braess developed the now named Braess Paradox that states that adding a link in a transportation network may make every user worse off! This work was published in German. In 2005, Professor Braess asked the Center Director, Professor Nagurney, and Center Associate, Ms. Tina Wakolbinger, to assist him in translating the paper into English. Through the efforts for Professor Hani S. Mahmassani, the Editor of Transportation Science, the translation and an accompanying essay by Professor Nagurney and Professor David Boyce appeared in the November 2005 issue of Transportation Science.
Translation in Transportation Science 39: (2005) pp 446-450
Original Article in German
Preface to On a Paradox of Traffic Planning by Professors Boyce and Nagurney
Transportation Science 39: (2005) pp 443-445
Professor Braess' Homepage at Ruhr University
Link to the Informs Seminar Series
Last update: April 8, 2006