Mathematics for Decisions (seminar course) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Romeo Rizzi
Romeo Rizzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I sem. dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 31, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

"Mathematics for decisions" is a seminar course comprising:
+ interventions by external professors or professionals (seminars, mini-courses, problem statements);
+ presentations delivered by the students on arguments of their interests and as agreed upon (seminars).
+ interventions by the referent of the course, collaborators of him,
or colleagues by the department.
The aim of this offert is to provide the studens with opportunities to meet and/or get involved into working or research projects, activating and developing their own interests, motivations and talents.


"Mathematics for decisions" is a container of offerts (seminars and minicourses, presentations of research activities, problems and projects where students would be welcome to join in, presentations and manifestations of interests by the same students) which widely change from year to year, and get dinamically determined during the year.

We will do our best to keep an updated snapshot board of the proposals on the e-learning pages of the course.

The preferential topics for our proposals will draw from the multidisciplinary tradition and practice of operations research: mathematical programming, logistics, optimization on networks and graphs, games, combinatorial optimization, linear and integer linear programming.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Robert J. Vanderbei Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions (Edizione 4) Springer 2001 978-1-4614-7630-6

Assessment methods and criteria

"Mathematics for decisions" is worth 6 credits.
With your attendance, at the mini-courses you get 0.3 credits per houer + extra credits in case of final exams or other productions of yours (homeworks, exercises, deliverables).
At the seminars and at the presentations of projects and problems, possibly by other students, you get 0.3 credits per event.
Working out your own study and presentation, or taking an active part in some project, will easily come to saturating the credits besides meeting the highest aims of the "Mathematics for decisions" proposal and (we hope) opportunity.