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Additional Optimization-related Resources

Below are some external resources, including interesting books and interesting 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.  

 
Model Building in Mathematical Programming H. Paul Williams A great overview and introduction to the process of creating mathematical programming representations of business problems.

 

Introduction to Linear Optimization
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.

 

Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions
Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions Robert J. Vanderbei Another resource on the algorithms and mathematics underlying the solution of linear programming problems.

 

Primal-Dual Interior Point Methods
Primal-Dual Interior Point Methods Stephen J. Wright A detailed treatment of interior-point methods for linear programming.

 

Integer Programming
Integer Programming Laurence A. Wolsey Information on the algorithms and mathematics underlying the solution of mixed-integer programming problems.
 
Puzzles and Games: A Mathematical Modeling Approach
Puzzles 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.
 
Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design
Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design Robert Bosch A fun and interesting book that uses integer programming models to create art.

   

  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.
 
  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.