Wed, Apr 03


JMSB 9th floor conference room A-B

2018-2019 MIAE Graduate Seminar Series

MIAE Graduate Seminar given by Dr. Oded Berman from University of Toronto

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2018-2019 MIAE Graduate Seminar Series

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

JMSB 9th floor conference room A-B, Montreal, QC, Canada

About The Event

MIAE Graduate Seminar Series given by Dr. Oded Berman from University of Toronto.

This is also part of the Distinguished Speaker Series 2018-2019

Prof. Berman will discuss his (and co-authors) research works on the classical Maximal Cover Location Problem (MCLP). In the MCLP the goal is to locate p facilities on a network or on the plane to maximize the demand of covered customers also located on the nodes of a network or on finite points on the plane where a demand is counted as covered if it is within a specified radius from at least one facility.

Prof. Berman will also discuss the following classes of models:

  • Flow interception problems where the objective is to maximize the flow of different potential customers who pass by the facilities on (usually no-dedicated) service trips.
  • Gradual cover models where the “all or nothing” assumption in MCLP (customers within a radius R from a facility are covered and all other customers are not) is relaxed.
  • Congested covering location problem where demand is lost due to lack of coverage and congestion at the facilities.
  • Cooperative cover problems where coverage is related to a signal. Here the assumption in the MCLP of “Individual Coverage“ - that only the closest facility to a demand point may contribute to its coverage should be replaced with a mechanism where all facilities may contribute to its coverage).
  • The Maximum covering problem with travel time uncertainty where the maximum cover problem is studied when travel time is uncertain and uncertainty is represented by scenarios.

Oded Berman is a Professor and a former Associate Dean of Programs at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto. He received his PhD (1978) in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Oded has published over 250 refereed articles and has contributed to several books in his field. His main research interests include operations management in the service industry, location theory, network models, and stochastic inventory control. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research, a winner of the 2012 Canadian Operations Research Society (CORS) Award of Merit and a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the INFORMS's Section on Location Analysis.

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