IE 101 Introduction to Operations Research

KAIST – Industrial and Systems Engineering
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus

Introduction to Operations Research


Morrison, James R.
Office: E2-4104
Phone: x3127
E-mail: Office hours: Tu/Fri 2:30 – 4 pm
Other times are available by appointment (please send e-mail)


MW from 2:30 – 4:00 pm in E2-1501


Bae, Sang-Yoon
Office: E2-4124
Phone: x3167
E-mail: hours: Tu/Fri 4-5 pm
Other times are available by appointment (please send e-mail)
Shin, Jinho
Office: E2-4124
Phone: x3167
Office hours: Tu/Th 1 – 2 pm
Other times are available by appointment (please send e-mail)


D. R. Anderson, D. J. Sweeney, T. A. Williams, J. D. Camm and J. J.
Cochran, An Introduction to Management Science: Quantitative
Approaches to Decision Making, 14th Edition, 2015.

Other Materials:

Access to the software package Excel.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to
 Identify problems for which operations research techniques can be employed.
 Formulate an optimization model given an appropriate management or resource allocation
problem and determine if algorithms such as linear programming and integer linear
programming may be applied.
 Employ software tools to solve linear programming problems.
 Employ software tools to solve integer linear programming problems.
 For inventory, network and/or queueing models, employ methods of operations research to
analyze and optimize model performance.
Evaluation: Your score S for the course will be based on the following distribution:
In-class Assignments/Activities/Quizzes
Midterm Exam
Final Exam

This increases the student’s score on the final to a 78%.for the course. Note: The final exam will be held in our usual classroom Wednesday. Due to the high scores on the midterm.35)*(75%) + (0. Your letter grade will be assigned as follows based on the absolute scale: Score. April 20. Due to the difficulty of the final exam. 1 – 3:45 pm. 5. it will only help you – not hurt you (I will not curve your grade down). the lecturer decides not to curve that exam. Note: The midterm exam will be held in our usual classroom Wednesday. If there is a curve. the student then receives a B. we take the weighted average of the scores: S = (0. Example (Score and grade calculation): A student in IE 101 earns the following scores during the Spring 2015 semester  75% score on the midterm (this is 35% of the final grade). Course Outline (subject to modification):  Introduction to operations research (1 week) – Chapter 1  Introduction to linear programming (2 weeks) – Chapters 2 and 3  Applications of linear programming including transportation problems (2 weeks) – Ch. Using the table above.4%. 6  Integer linear programming (1 week) – Chapter 7  Project scheduling: Part A and Problem Review (1 week) – Chapter 9  Midterm examination and review (1 week) . S Grade Score. We will have about 1 per week.  84% on the homework (this is 15% of the final grade). familial or situation specific emergencies! (Please tell us in advance if at all possible…) Note: Though we will not take attendance.  95% score on the in-class activities (this is 15% of the final grade). You are allowed to drop 2 in-class activities – so you should save them in case you need them! There will only be exceptions under extreme medical. June 15. the quizzes will also check that you are in class.  68% on the final exam (this is 35% of the final grade). 1-3:45 pm. 4. I do not allow make-up of quizzes (or exams).15)*(84%) + (0. the lecturer decides to give a 10 point curve on the final exam. To calculate S for the student.35)*(78%) = 80. S Grade 97 < S < 100 A+ 77 < S < 80 C+ 93 < S < 97 A 73 < S < 77 C 90 < S < 93 A70 < S < 73 C87 < S < 90 B+ 67 < S < 70 D+ 83 < S < 87 B 63 < S < 67 D 80 < S < 83 B60 < S < 63 DScores S below 60 will receive a failing grade.You should consider the in-class assignments to be quizzes.15)*(95%) + (0.

3) R. Introduction to Linear Optimization. Bronson. 2005. McGrawHill Publishing. Inc. Operations Research: Models and Methods. Hax and T. Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism: You are expected to turn in the result of your efforts for all homework.  Create your equation sheet for exams based on the equations you find useful when solving the homework and in-class examples. Bard. Bertsimas and J. 5) P. you may not share your work for quizzes! Some instances of dishonesty are easy to discern and I will be take actions appropriate to the circumstances.  Use solutions and office hours to understand all homework problems. AddisonWesley Publishing. 13 & 14 Final examination and review (1 week) Additional (Advanced) References for the Student: 1) D.J. Applied Mathematical Programming.     Project scheduling: Part B and Midterm Review (1 week) – Chapter 9 Inventory models (2 weeks) – Chapter 10 Queueing models (2 weeks) – Chapter 11 Simulation & other methods of decision analysis (2 weeks) – Selected topics Ch. The very least penalty is a 0 for that assignment. 1997. A. 1982.. L. unless otherwise stated. 2003. 8th Edition. Lieberman.  Attend lectures and take written notes. C. Magnanti.  Start early and complete all homework assignments and projects. McGraw-Hill Publishing.F. Athena Scientific. but the work that you turn in must be yours. Make it your responsibility to understand the course material. Schaum’s Outline Series: Operations Research. A. Jensen and J. 1977. Introduction to Operations Research. I recommend that you:  Read the appropriate sections of the book before class. quizzes and exams. How To Succeed in IE 101: To receive a grade of A in this course. P. make sure you can do all homework problems and in-class examples correctly. 2) S. exam or project – I may decide to simply fail you from the course as an example. Bradley. 12. Take complete ownership of the learning process. 4) F.  For exams. Tsitsiklis. Hillier and G.S. It is certainly OK to work together with your friends for the homework. Do not copy directly from your friend’s homework! Similarly. . John Wiley and Sons.