Applied Operations Research

Applied operations research uses mathematical optimization approaches in order to support decision making to improve a wide range of application areas: public policy, sustainability, energy, etc. See below for research our faculty are currently conducting.

Faculty

Ron McGarvey:

  • Identifying Optimal Multi-state collaborations for reducing CO2 emissions by co-firing biomass in coal-burning power plants
  • Efficient frontiers in a frontier state: Viability of mobile dentistry services in a rural state
  • Optimal production planning utilizing leftovers for an all-you-care-to-eat food service operation
  • Improving Road Striping Operations through System Optimization for MoDOT

Projects

McGarvey research abstract

Identifying Optimal Multi-state collaborations for reducing CO2 emissions by co-firing biomass in coal-burning power plants

McGarvey research abstract

Efficient frontiers in a frontier state: Viability of mobile dentistry services in a rural state (paper with graphics and abstract)

McGarvey research abstract

Optimal production planning utilizing leftovers for an all-you-care-to-eat food service operation

McGarvey research abstract

Improving Road Striping Operations through System Optimization for MoDOT (PPT and CELDi project) with Jim Noble

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