Operations Research and Optimization

Area of Operations Research and Optimiaztion is an interdisciplinary branch of applied mathematics that uses advanced analytical methods such as mathematical modeling and mathematical optimization to arrive at optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex decision-making problems. It is often concerned with determining the maximum (of profit, performance, or yield) or minimum (of loss, risk, or cost) of some real-world objective. Originating in military efforts before World War II, its techniques have grown to concern problems in a wealth of areas such as planning, management operations, logistic, finance economics, VLSI design, pattern recognition, data mining, resource allocation, mechanical/structural design, chemical engineering, signal and image processing, communications, tomography.