COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL MATH

November 25, 2014

Industrial Mathematics Seminar

November 13, 1997

The Fields Institute Industrial Mathematics Seminar, in conjunction with the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, the University of Western Ontario and York University, is held from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Fields Institute at 222 College Street.

High Impact Management Science
Peter Bell
Richard Ivey Schoool of Business, University of Western Ontario


ABSTRACT OF THE TALK

A growing number of major firms now see their "management science" (or "analytics") as a strategic asset. This presentation will describe a number of problems where quantitative solutions are producing, and will continue to produce, huge profits. The presentation will conclude by identifying a number of opportunities to participate in these new "high impact" problem areas.


Fire Forest Management Systems
Dave Martell
Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto


ABSTRACT OF THE TALK

Planning horizons that span hundreds of years and uncertainty due to fire, insects, and disease pose significant challenges to forest managers responsible for the development and implementation of plans for large heterogeneous forests. This presentation will focus on the use of mathematical programming models, stochastic programming models, and spatial queueing models to develop fire and forest management decision support systems.