Heuristic Methods in Applied Probability
Final rept. 1 Dec 89-30 May 90,
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF SYSTEMS AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
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The purpose of this research program is the development of heuristic and algorithmic approaches to various problems of engineering and applied mathematical interest. This research program was initiated under the guidance of Professor Marcel F. Neuts. Unfortunately, a substantial revision of the project budget required his resignation from the project. Thus, in this report, we will summarize the work of Drs Julia L. Higle, who investigates problems of stochastic optimization and develops non-accident based measures of vehicular traffic hazards, and Jeffrey B. Goldberg, who investigates problems of design for reliability and manufacturability, decision making in Just-In-Time manufacturing systems, and approximation models for spatially distributed queueing systems. These investigators and the students supported during the final year of this grant work in quite diverse areas, but share a strong interest in algorithmic methodology.
- Numerical Mathematics