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Emerging Operations Research Methodologies and Applications


About the Series

Wide availability of vast data, extremely powerful computing resources, and growth in popularity of operations research methods in various communities has spurred the creation of numerous new operations research models and methods. However, there is also a dire need to document these developments so that an interested reader can come up to speed with the necessary background and avoid reinventing the proverbial wheel. Thus the aim of this Focus series is to redress this need by creating a repository of emerging methods and applications in the field of operations research.

The scope of this Focus series includes all aspects of operations research such as the use of mathematical programming formulations and algorithms to solve them, the use of stochastic models to characterize and control systems with uncertainty, and the use of analytics leveraging upon statistical, computational and mathematical tools. The books will be scoped so that they will be appealing for students, practitioners and researchers.

If you are interested in writing or editing a book for the series or would like more information, please contact Cindy Carelli, [email protected].

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Analysis of Fork-Join Systems Network of Queues with Precedence Constraints

Analysis of Fork-Join Systems: Network of Queues with Precedence Constraints

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Samyukta Sethuraman
June 15, 2022

With the boom of big data and machine learning and the subsequent need for parallel processing technologies, fork-join queues are more relevant now than ever before. In this book, new estimates of the average response time in fork-join queues are proposed, which form the basis for new research ...

Social Media Analytics and Practical Applications The Change to the Competition Landscape

Social Media Analytics and Practical Applications: The Change to the Competition Landscape

1st Edition

By Subodha Kumar, Liangfei Qiu
January 05, 2022

Social Media Analytics and Practical Applications: The Change to the Competition Landscape provides a framework that allows you to understand and analyze the impact of social media in various industries. It illustrates how social media analytics can help firms build transformational strategies and ...

Design and Analysis of Closed-Loop Supply Chain Networks

Design and Analysis of Closed-Loop Supply Chain Networks

1st Edition

By Subramanian Pazhani
April 30, 2021

Closed loop supply chains and their management have become mandatory for firms to stay competitive and profitable. This book provides insights into designing supply chain networks by understanding and incorporating key return parameters into the network design, which will affect profitability. The ...

Multiple Objective Analytics for Criminal Justice Systems

Multiple Objective Analytics for Criminal Justice Systems

1st Edition

By Gerald W. Evans
December 23, 2020

Criminal justice systems are complex and difficult to design and operate. This is due to their many interacting parts, and their dynamic and probabilistic nature, as well as their interfaces with other systems. This book reviews the use of analytics to address issues in criminal justice system and ...

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