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Focus on Optimization and Operation Research for Efficient Decision Making

Efficient decision making based on quantitative results is essential for success in business and management. Operations Research (also known as “Management Sciences” or “Analytics”) is a discipline that deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Project planning, network optimization, facility location, routing, supply chain management, scheduling, among others, are real problems tackled by Operation Research. Industrial sectors that benefit from Operation Research range from airlines (scheduling, tariff policy), to hospitals (scheduling), to electric utilities (production, trading) and logistics (route scheduling).

mapa

Travelling salesman problem solution

trafic

Traffic simulation system

Students interested in focusing on Optimization and Operation Research should select 45 ECTS from this list:

Continuous Optimization 5 ECTS Spanish MESIO UPC-UB
Optimization in Energy Systems and Markets 5 ECTS Spanish MESIO UPC-UB
Stochastic Optimization 5 ECTS English MESIO UPC-UB
Large Scale Optimization 5 ECTS English MESIO UPC-UB
Integer and Combinatorial Optimization* 5 ECTS Spanish MESIO UPC-UB
Statistical Data Protection* 5 ECTS English MESIO UPC-UB
Graph Theory* 7.5 ECTS English MAMME
Combinatorics* 7.5 ECTS English MAMME
Mathematical Models in Biology 7.5 ECTS English MAMME
Numerical Methods for Dynamical Systems 7.5 ECTS English MAMME
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations 7.5 ECTS English MAMME

Recall that a minimum of 3 MAMME courses (22.5 ECTS) is mandatory.

(*) These courses are proposed to students willing to get a deeper focus on discrete and combinatorial optimization.