Friday, October 9, 2009

Modeling and solution approaches to practical scheduling problems in manufacturing and service industry

Aiying Rong

Abstract: Operations research (OR) techniques and intelligent techniques can find wide applications in different industry sectors, service sectors and economics. In this seminar, First, I will talk about the procedures for modeling and solving the general scheduling problems by OR techniques alone or by combining OR techniques and intelligent techniques. Then I will use my personal research activities in different sectors such as iron and steel industry, energy industry, food industry, air cargo industry, electronic industry to show how to address the practical scheduling problems by integrating the characteristics of different sectors into problem formulation and developing the solution approaches smartly. Finally, I will mention my ideas of extending OR techniques into economics, trying to attract the cooperation with the researchers in economics.

Friday, October 9, 2009
Time: 11h00
Room: Sala CTT, Edificio Quelhas, ISEG