Equitable Resource Allocation: Models, Algorithms and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 376 pages
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A unique book that specifically addresses equitable resource allocation problems with applications in communication networks, manufacturing, emergency services, and more

Resource allocation problems focus on assigning limited resources in an economically beneficial way among competing activities. Solutions to such problems affect people and everyday activities with significant impact on the private and public sectors and on society at large.

Using diverse application areas as examples, Equitable Resource Allocation: Models, Algorithms, and Applications provides readers with great insight into a topic that is not widely known in the field. Starting with an overview of the topics covered, the book presents a large variety of resource allocation models with special mathematical structures and provides elegant, efficient algorithms that compute optimal solutions to these models.

Authored by one of the leading researchers in the field, Equitable Resource Allocation:

  • Is the only book that provides a comprehensive exposition of equitable resource allocation problems
  • Presents a collection of resource allocation models with applications in communication networks, transportation, content distribution, manufacturing, emergency services, and more
  • Exhibits practical algorithms for solving a variety of resource allocation models
  • Uses real-world applications and examples to explain important concepts
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises

Bringing together much of the equitable resource allocation research from the past thirty years, this book is a valuable reference for anyone interested in solving diverse optimization problems.

 

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SUMMARY OF MODELS
THE KUHNTUCKER
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HANAN LUSS, PhD, serves as an Adjunct Professor, teaching operations research courses at Columbia University. Dr. Luss was at AT&T Bell Laboratories/AT&T Labs for twenty-five years, serving as technical manager of the Operations Research Studies Group, and at Telcordia Technologies for twelve years, serving as senior scientist. He led research activities and applied work with an emphasis on operations research methodologies for resource allocation, communication network design, capacity expansion, manufacturing, and related topics. A Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Dr. Luss has published over seventy papers in major refereed journals and books and has been granted more than ten patents.

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