INFORMS trip report

(As always, this post reflects my own views and not necessarily those of Microsoft.) I recently returned from the INFORMS conference on operations research in Austin, Texas. INFORMS is the most popular professional organization relating to the theory and practice of operations research – which includes numerical optimization, metaheuristic search techniques, and (increasingly) analytics. Their…

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A fun math problem

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Optimal Big Ten realignment using operations research

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How to retrieve dual values using Solver Foundation Services

Dual values, or shadow prices, represent the marginal utility of relaxing a constraint. They are often used during the post-solve analysis of an optimization model. If you solve a linear or mixed integer model using a solver class such as SimplexSolver, you can get the dual values from the solver solution object using the sensibly named GetDualValue…

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Using Solver Foundation to get a job at Facebook

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