This half-term (six-week) 1.5-credit course offers a brief introduction to computer-based models and their use in structuring information and supporting managerial decisions. It conveys an appreciation for the extraordinary scale and complexity of the information needed to manage effectively and demonstrates how decision models can serve to organize this information and provide tools for analyzing and improving the decision process. Specific topics include linear programming, multiperiod planning models under uncertainty, nonlinear programs and Monte Carlo simulation.
Paul M. Montrone Professor Emeritus of Private Enterprise in the Faculty of Business
Garrett van Ryzin is the Paul M. Montrone Professor Emeritus of Decision, Risk, and Operations at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. In 2015, he joined Uber Technologies as Head of Marketplace Optimization Advanced Development. In 2017, he became Professor of Operations, Information and Technology Management at Cornell Tech.
Professor van Ryzin's research interests include analytical...