Symposium on Current Topics in Operations Research
[in memory of George Dantzig and Leonid Khachiyan]
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SATURDAY, 12th NOVEMBER 2005
VENUE: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR HALL (EESH), NEAR EE BLDG
symposium is being organized for Researchers, Doctoral, Master's and
senior undergraduate students, and teachers working in the broad areas
of IE and OR. It aims to provide a spectrum of talks, some of which are
overviews of established areas in OR, and and others report some
ongoing work. We hope to provide an exposure to students about research
possibilities that can be pursued at the IEOR programme at IIT Bombay,
and in other research groups.
The speakers are mostly drawn from academic and research institutions in Mumbai.
George Dantzig (who proposed the Simplex Method) and Leonid Khachiyan
(who proposed the Ellipsoid Algorithm), both passed away earlier in
2005. They were pioneers in two facets of Linear Programming and
related areas, which form the most popular set of ideas in Operations
Research today. The symposium is partly to celebrate their lives and
contributions to this field.
IEOR invites research scholars, students and all professionals to
participate in the Symposium. Those who wish to attend, kindly register
yourself by sending a e-mail to our Symposium Co-ordinator, N.
Hemachandra at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as "OR Symposium".
Please mention in your e-mail: Name, Current academic/ professional
status, Affiliation and travel plans for those coming from outside
We will make arrangements for local hospitality for a limited number of
out station Ph.D. and Master's students who wish to participate in the
Symposium; we regret not being able to support their travel.
|8:15am - 8:45am
||Registration & Tea
|8:45am - 9:00am
||Inauguration by Prof. Ghosh, Deputy Director, IIT Bombay
|9:00am - 9:35am
||Talk by Narayan Rangaraj , IEOR, IIT Bombay
'The contributions of Dantzig, Khachiyan and others to the field of Linear Programming and Operations Research'
|9:35am - 10:20am
||Talk by P.G. Babu, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
'Market Design through Two-sided Matching Models'
|10:20am - 10:40am
||Tea & Snacks Break
|10:40am - 11:20am
||Talk by V.S. Borkar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
|11:20am - 12:00
||Talk by N. Hemachandra, IEOR, IIT Bombay
'Sensitivity analysis and optimal ultimately stationary policies in some discounted cost models'
|12:00 - 12:40pm
||Talk by K. Nilakanthan, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
'Overview of dynamic optimization with some applications to Marketing'
|12:40pm - 2:15pm
|2:15pm - 3:00pm
||Talk by P.G. Awate, Mech. Engg., IIT Bombay
'Some applications of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing systems'
|3:00pm - 3:40pm
||Talk by L. Ganapathy, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)
'The Travelling Salesman Problem: Status of Solution Approaches'
|3:40pm - 4:00pm
|4:00pm - 4:40pm
||Talk by S. Juneja, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
'Monte Carlo methods in Finance'
|4:40pm - 5:15pm
||Talk by S. SenGupta, Tata Infotech
'Current Trends in workforce scheduling/ rostering'
|5:15pm - 5:45pm
||Talk by Jayendran Venkateswaran, IEOR, IIT Bombay
'System Dynamics Simulation and Optimization'
|5:45pm - 6:00pm
||Round up over Tea and Snacks