Learning More: External Books and Blogs

Additional Optimization-related Resources

Below are some external resources, including interesting books and blogs you may want to consider as you look to become more familiar/proficient at optimization.

You may also be interested in viewing some personalized training options and 3rd party consulting resources. We are also happy to direct you to additional training and consulting resources. Just contact us at your convenience.

 

Cover of the Model Building in mathematical programming bookModel Building in Mathematical Programming

H. Paul Williams

A great overview and introduction to the process of creating mathematical programming representations of business problems.


 

Cover of the Linear Optimization book

Introduction to Linear Optimization

Dimitris Bertsimas, John N. Tsitsiklis, and John Tsitsiklis

Information on the algorithms and mathematics underlying the solution of linear programming problems.


 

Cover of the Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions book

Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions

Robert J. Vanderbei

Another resource on the algorithms and mathematics underlying the solution of linear programming problems.


 

Cover of the Primal-Dual Interior Point Methods book

Primal-Dual Interior Point Methods

Stephen J. Wright

A detailed treatment of interior-point methods for linear programming.


 

Cover of the Integer Programming book

Integer Programming

Laurence A. Wolsey

Information on the algorithms and mathematics underlying the solution of mixed-integer programming problems.


 

Cover of the Puzzles and Games: A Mathematical Modeling Approach bookPuzzles and Games: A Mathematical Modeling Approach

Tony Hürlimann

This book is a comprehensive guide to mathematical modeling. It uses about 100 puzzles as “case studies” and represents them as mathematical models.

Interesting Blogs

These are a few of the interesting 3rd party blogs we’ve come across. Some are obviously more active than others, and we’ll try to maintain this list over time. If you know of a good, independent OR blog you would like added to the list, please send an email to info@gurobi.com.

Nathan Brixius
  • Optimization, Analytics, Software. By Nathan Brixius.
The Quest for Optimality
  • Using solvers and Heuristics to solve complex problems. By Marc-Andre Carle.
Spaghetti Optimization
  • A cookbook about math, algorithms, and programming. By Stefano Gualandi.
Yet Another Math Programming Consultant
  • Helping people implement math programming models. By Erwin Kalvelgen.
Punk Rock Operations Research
  • Peace, love, and operations research. By Laura McLay.
Michael Trick's Operations Research Blog
  • Thoughts on the world of operations research. By Mike Trick.