The Encyclopedia received the 2011 RUSA Award for Outstanding Business Reference Source AN UNPARALLELED UNDERTAKING The Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science is the first multi-volume encyclopedia devoted to advancing the areas of operations research and management science. The Encyclopedia is available online and in print. The Encyclopedia was honored with the distinction of an "Outstanding Business Reference Source" by the Reference and User Services Association DETAILED AND AUTHORITATIVE Designed to be a mainstay for students and professionals alike, the Encyclopedia features four types of articles at varying levels written by diverse, international contributors. * Introductory articles provide a broad and moderately technical treatment of core topics. * Advanced articles review key areas of research in a citation-rich format similar to that of leading review journals. * Technical articles provide more detailed discussions of key concepts addressed in related articles. * Case Studies/Historical Interludes present successful and/or interesting examples of operations research and management science methodology in practical or historical contexts.
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James J. Cochran, PhD, is Ruston Building and Loan Endowed Research Professor of Quantitative Analysis and Computational Modeling and Senior Scientist/Analytic Group Director in the Center for Secure Cyberspace at Louisiana Tech University. Louis A. Cox, PhD, is President of Cox Associates, a Denver-based applied research company specializing in applied health risk analysis, statistical and probabilistic risk assessment and data mining, and operations research modeling. He is also Honorary Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Denver. Pinar Keskinocak, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the co-director and co-founder of the Center for Humanitarian Logistics at Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeffrey P. Kharoufeh, PhD, is?Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. J. Cole Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida.
Use of Lagrange Interpolating Polynomials in RLT. Systems in Series. Parallel Configurations. Spanning trees. Recycling. Split Cuts. Retrial Queues. Horse Racing. MACBETH (Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique). Dual simplex. History of CP. Procurement Contracts. MRP. Just in Time. Push and Pull Production. MULTIVARIATE INPUT MODELING. Operational Research Society. The M/G/1 Queue. Drama Theory. Hyper-heuristics. Antithetic Variates. Music. Edgeworth market games. Operational Risk. Queueing Notation. Environmental impact. Why variance is not risk. Conjugate gradient methods. Birth-and-Death Processes. Surgery Planning and Scheduling. Large-scale linear models. Standby Systems. Billiards/Pool. AXIOMATIC MEASURES OF RISK AND RISK-VALUE MODELS. Age Replacement Policies. PASTA and Related Results. Collaborative Procurement. LP projection algorithms. R&D risk management. Bioterrorism. Vendor-Managed Inventory. Gomory Cuts. Travel demand modeling. System Availability. Infinite horizon problems. Trust. Bayesian Network Classifiers. Integer Programming Duality. Queueing Disciplines. Stakeholder participation. Models and Basic Properties. Parametric LP analysis. Operations Research and Golfing. Ice Hockey. Clustering. Finite-Population Models. Batch Arrivals and Service. Optimal Monitoring Strategies. Basic Polyhedral Theory. Operations Research and Art. Managing portfolios of risks. Measures of risk equity. Branch and Bound Algorithms. Analytics in Retail. Variational Inequalities. Cross-Entropy Method. TSP heuristics. Capacity allocation. Control Variates. Cover Inequalities. Direct Search Methods. NLP Software. Bilinear optimization. Discrete-Time Martingales. Branch and Price. Column generation. IP Preprocessing. Optimal Reliability Allocation. Simplex-based LP solvers. Instance Formats. Clique generalizations. Availability in Stochastic Models. Evolutionary Algorithms. Basic CP theory: Search. Multimethodology. Branch and Cut. Memetic Algorithms. Urban mass transit. Coherent Systems. Subgradient optimization. Klimov's Model. Credit risk assessment. Branch-width and Tangles. Stochastic Hazard Process. Deterministic Global Optimization. Multistage (stochastic) games. Basis Reduction Methods. ACCIDENT PRECURSORS AND WARNING SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT: A BAYESIAN APPROACH TO MATHEMATICAL MODELS. Genetic Algorithms. Newsvendor models. Parallel Systems. Opportunities in Tennis. Job-shop scheduling. Simplex method and complexity. Geometric programming. Evacuation Planning. The Performance? Allocation Games. Scenario Generation. Robustness Analysis. Dynamic auctions. Neuroeconomics and game theory. Common Random Numbers. Selective Support Vector Machines. Semi-Markov Processes. Risk Averse Models. Sampling Methods. Domination problems. Simulation of Rare Events. Introduction to Tabu Search. Basic Interdiction Models. Introductory Concepts. Remanufacturing. PAUSE procedure. Wardrop equilibria. Mass customization. Ellipsoidal algorithms. Benders decomposition. Dynamic vehicle routing. Warranty Modeling. Design for Network Resiliency. Passenger rail transportation. Vehicle Routing Problem. Supply Chain Outsourcing. Lovasz-Schriver Reformulation. Hazard Rate Function. Lot-sizing. Differential games. Regenerative Processes. Guided Local Search. Preferences for repeated gambles. Percolation Theory. Simulated Annealing. Scoring Rules. Mixing Sets. Cricket. Prospect Theory. Combining Forecasts. Graph search techniques. Quasi-Newton methods. Random search algorithms. Supply chain coordination. Service Outsourcing. Markov Renewal Processes. K-out-of-n Systems.