|Spring 2006 UMASS
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series
Date: Friday, May 12, 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 112
|Speaker: Dr. Irv Lustig
|Biography: Dr. Irvin Lustig is the Manager
of Technical Services, Optimization and Visualization for ILOG Inc.
Prior to this position, he was the product manager for the ILOG CPLEX
and ILOG OPL Studio products. He was one of the lead developers of
CPLEX, including the CPLEX Barrier Solver. Prior to joining ILOG, Dr.
Lustig was a professor at Princeton University during which time he was
awarded the 1991 Beale-Orchard Hayes Prize for Excellence in
Computational Mathematical Programming from the Mathematical
Programming Society, and the 1992 Operations Research Society Computer
Technical Section Prize. Dr. Lustig received his PhD in Operations
Research from Stanford University and a ScB in Applied
Mathematics/Computer Science from Brown University. He is the author of
over 30 scientific research papers.
|TITLE: Computational Progress in
|Abstract: The past 15 years have seen an
explosive growth in the number of applications of linear and integer
programming. The evolution of powerful algorithms for solving these
problems--together with ever more powerful computers--has brought the
application of optimization to the desktop. I will describe the
computational state-of-the-art in optimization and the key advances
that have led to a tremendous increase in solving power. The
result of this increased power is that many problems once considered
unsolvable are now solvable, often in a matter of minutes.
|This series is organized by the
UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. 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 Chapter wishes to thank Professor Anna Nagurney, its
Faculty Advisor, for her help and support of this series.
For questions, please contact the INFORMS Student Chapter Representative, Ms. Tina Wakolbinger, firstname.lastname@example.org