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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...

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...

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...

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Environmental Applications and Case Studies

Igor Linkov, Emily Moberg
March 29, 2017

Environmental management is often complicated and multidisciplinary and the issues that arise can be difficult to solve analytically. Often, decision makers take ad hoc approaches, which may result in the ignoring of important stakeholder opinions or decision criteria. Multi-criteria decision...

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...

Quadratic Programming with Computer Programs

Michael J. Best
January 18, 2017

Quadratic programming is a mathematical technique that allows for the optimization of a quadratic function in several variables. QP is a subset of Operations Research and is the next higher lever of sophistication than Linear Programming. It is a key mathematical tool in Portfolio Optimization and...

Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods, Second Edition

Joel A. Nachlas
December 01, 2016

Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,...

Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems

Timothy Ganesan, Pandian Vasant, Irraivan Elamvazuthi
November 23, 2016

Advances in Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Systems provides details on current approaches utilized in engineering optimization. It gives a comprehensive background on metaheuristic applications, focusing on main engineering sectors such as energy, process, and materials. It discusses...

Interactive Multiobjective Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Hitoshi Yano
November 18, 2016

Recently, many books on multiobjective programming have been published. However, only a few books have been published, in which multiobjective programming under the randomness and the fuzziness are investigated. On the other hand, several books on multilevel programming have been published, in...

Decision Sciences: Theory and Practice

Raghu Nandan Sengupta, Aparna Gupta, Joydeep Dutta
October 26, 2016

This handbook is an endeavour to cover many current, relevant, and essential topics related to decision sciences in a scientific manner. Using this handbook, graduate students, researchers, as well as practitioners from engineering, statistics, sociology, economics, etc. will find a new and...

Theory and Approaches of Unascertained Group Decision-Making

Jianjun Zhu
October 12, 2016

Tackling the question of how to effectively aggregate uncertain preference information in multiple structures given by decision-making groups, Theory and Approaches of Unascertained Group Decision-Making focuses on group aggregation methods based on uncertainty preference information. It expresses...

Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Third Edition

Vidyadhar G. Kulkarni
October 07, 2016

Building on the author’s more than 35 years of teaching experience, Modeling and Analysis of Stochastic Systems, Third Edition, covers the most important classes of stochastic processes used in the modeling of diverse systems. For each class of stochastic process, the text includes its definition,...

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