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Big Data Analytics Using Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Models

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Muthu Mathirajan, A. Ravi Ravindran
July 17, 2017

Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is a subfield of Operations Research, dealing with decision making problems. A decision-making problem is characterized by the need to choose one or a few among a number of alternatives. The field of MCDM assumes special importance in this era of Big Data...

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization: A Finite-Dimensional View

Anulekha Dhara, Joydeep Dutta
May 31, 2017

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization explores an important and central issue in the field of convex optimization: optimality conditions. It brings together the most important and recent results in this area that have been scattered in the literature—notably in the area of convex...

Freight Transport and Distribution: Concepts and Optimisation Models

Tolga Bektas
May 25, 2017

This book serves as a primer on freight transportation and logistics, providing a general and broad coverage of concepts, mathematical models and methodologies available for freight transportation planning at strategic, tactical and operational levels. It is aimed at graduate students, and is also...

Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems

Magdi S. Mahmoud
May 22, 2017

Based on the many approaches available for dealing with large-scale systems (LSS), Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems supplies a rigorous framework for studying the analysis, stability, and control problems of LSS. Providing an overall assessment of LSS theories...

Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide

Deborah Sater Carstens, Gary L. Richardson, Ronald B. Smith
March 30, 2017

A combination of art and skill that results in the balancing of project objectives against restraints of time, budget, and quality, effective project management requires skill and experience as well as many tools and techniques. Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide describes...

Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models

Joseph Geunes
March 30, 2017

A reference for those working at the interface of operations planning and optimization modeling, Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models blends essential theory and powerful approaches to practical operations planning problems. It presents a set of classical optimization models with...

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Samuel O. Osisanya
March 29, 2017

Project management for oil and gas projects comes with a unique set of challenges that include the management of science, technology, and engineering aspects. Underlining the specific issues involved in projects in this field, Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach...

Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications

Natarajan Gautam
March 29, 2017

Written with students and professors in mind, Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications combines coverage of classical queueing theory with recent advances in studying stochastic networks. Exploring a broad range of applications, the book contains plenty of solved problems, exercises, case...

Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications

A. Ravi Ravindran, Donald P. Warsing, Jr.
March 29, 2017

Winner of 2013 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award Emphasizing a quantitative approach, Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications provides state-of-the-art mathematical models, concepts, and solution methods important in the design, control, operation, and management of global...

Discrete and Continuous Simulation: Theory and Practice

Susmita Bandyopadhyay, Ranjan Bhattacharya
March 29, 2017

When it comes to discovering glitches inherent in complex systems—be it a railway or banking, chemical production, medical, manufacturing, or inventory control system—developing a simulation of a system can identify problems with less time, effort, and disruption than it would take to employ the...

Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples

Nong Ye
March 29, 2017

New technologies have enabled us to collect massive amounts of data in many fields. However, our pace of discovering useful information and knowledge from these data falls far behind our pace of collecting the data. Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples introduces and explains a...

Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach

Javier Faulin, Angel A. Juan, Scott E. Grasman, Michael J. Fry
March 29, 2017

In real-life scenarios, service management involves complex decision-making processes usually affected by random or stochastic variables. Under such uncertain conditions, the development and use of robust and flexible strategies, algorithms, and methods can provide the quantitative information...

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