Adventures in Scheduling: Some Trends in Operations Research
published: Aug. 23, 2011, recorded: July 2011, views: 1024
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Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar per year industry that relies heavily on the quality of its schedule. Teams, fans, TV networks, and even political parties (in a way revealed in the talk) rely on the schedule for profits and enjoyment. Only recently have the computational tools of operations research been powerful enough to address the issue of finding "optimal" schedules.
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