Professor Vanderbei Publishes Linear Programming Textbook
Sept. 30, 2001

Prof. Robert Vanderbei recently completed a new textbook on linear programming that includes both traditional (e.g., simplex methods) and new topics (e.g., interior point methods). The associated software, additional exercises, and portions of the book are available on the WWW. The…

Sailing Demo illustrates Optimization and Stochastic Processes at Work
Sept. 30, 2001

This interactive Java applet considers a sailor trying to go from one point to another in the shortest possible time when faced with random winds. It demonstrates the use of optimization, stochastic processes, and statistics.