The Monkey with a Typewriter

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    • Thursday February 20, 2003 - Wednesday February 19, 2003
      10:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Location: Instructional Center, Room 205
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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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404.385.3102
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There is an old adage that says, if you give a monkey a typewriter and let it type long enough, it will eventually produce the Encyclopedia Britannica. Well, we've got a pretty smart monkey (your basic industrial engineer), and a really fast typewriter (a multi-gigahertz PC). This seminar is about how we can use analysis, and the concept of randomization to solve real combinatoric problems. We review a number industrial of problems, and their real solutions. A key issue is to keep the technology low enough that fundamental analysis of the problem (and good coding skills) will be sufficient for success.

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Please plan to attend what promises to be an interesting, perhaps even provocative talk.

Professor Hodgson is an IE faculty member and former department head at NC State, retired sky-diver, and recent inductee to the National Academy of Engineering.

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H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
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  • Created On: Oct 8, 2010 - 7:42am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:52pm