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Operations Research: A Mathematical Way to Optimize Your World Summer in Amsterdam Program Summer 2021 July 4-Week - Amsterdam

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Operations Research: A Mathematical Way to Optimize Your World

Operations Research: A Mathematical Way to Optimize Your World Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Computer Sciences
Other Subject Area: Business, Mathematics
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: Students are assumed to have completed undergraduate courses in linear algebra and analysis. Basic knowledge of probability theory is also required. Basic mathematical knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics. Basic programming skills, e.g. in Python, R, or Matlab/Octave.


This course will introduce you to the most successful models and algorithms from operations research, such as linear optimisation, combinatorial optimisation, network optimisation, dynamic optimisation, Markov chains, queueing, simulation, and reinforced learning. Not only will you learn some of the beautiful but basic mathematics behind them, but also during computer practicals you will gain hands-on experience with up-to-date software applied to practical cases in such domains as logistics, revenue management, and financial engineering. The course will enable you to recognise and exploit opportunities for mathematically supported decision-making and can help you prepare for an MSc in Operations Research.

The course is suitable for students and professionals in fields such as Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Quantitative Business Studies, who wish to learn modelling and optimisation for operational problems and for business processes.

At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), credits are awarded based on the ECTS system (2 ECTS credits equals 1 U.S. credit therefore, 6 ECTS credits is equivalent to 3 U.S. credits). Summer courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) meet for a minimum of 45 U.S. contact hours and are awarded at 3 U.S. credits.

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