The Monkey with a Typewriter

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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.


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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  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Created: 10/08/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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