Perspectives in Operations Research: Papers in Honor of Saul Gass' 80th Birthday / Edition 1
A Symposium was held on February 25, 2006 in honor of the 80th birthday of Saul I. Gass and his major contributions to the field of operations research over 50 years. This volume includes articles from each of the Symposium speakers plus 16 other articles from friends, colleagues, and former students. Each contributor offers a forward-looking perspective on the future development of the field.
History & Perspectives.- Reflections on Saul Gass’ Influence.- Four Score Years of Saul I. Gass: Portrait of an OR Professional.- In the Beginning: Saul Gass and Other Pioneers.- Learning from the Master: Saul Gass, Linear Programming, and the OR Profession.- Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Reflections on Definitions of Operations Research by Morse and Kimball.- Ben Franklin: America’s First Operations Researcher.- Good Management, the Missing XYZ Variables of OR Texts.- The Operations Research Profession: Westward, Look, the Land is Bright.- Optimization & Heuristic Search.- Choosing a Combinatorial Auction Design: An Illustrated Example.- Label-Correcting Shortest Path Algorithms Revisited.- The Ubiquitous Farkas Lemma.- Parametric Cardinality Probing in Set Partitioning.- A Counting Problem in Linear Programming.- Toward Exposing the Applicability of Gass & Saaty’s Parametric Programming Procedure.- The Noisy Euclidean Traveling Salesman Problem: A Computational Analysis.- The Close Enough Traveling Salesman Problem: A Discussion of Several Heuristics.- Twinless Strongly Connected Components.- Modeling & Making Decisions.- EOQ Rides Again!.- The Federal Express Local Sort Facility Employee Scheduling Problem.- Sensitivity Analysis in Monte Carlo Simulation of Shastic Activity Networks.- The EM Algorithm, Its Randomized Implementation and Global Optimization: Some Challenges and Opportunities for Operations Research.- Recovering Circles and Spheres from Point Data.- Why the New York Yankees Signed Johnny Damon.