Spring 2006 UMASS Amherst
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

ILOG, Inc.

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 Optimization
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, wakolbinger@som.umass.edu