Archived Versions

1.203J / 6.281J / 15.073J / 16.76J / ESD.216J Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods

As taught in: Fall 2004

Illustration for logistical and transportation planning methods.  Logo consists of two buildings and a atreet light.  Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods-Urban Operations research appears in text.

Illustration for Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods. (Image courtesy of Elaine Chew.)




Prof. Richard C. Larson

Prof. Amedeo R. Odoni

Prof. Arnold Barnett

Course Features

Course Description

The class will cover quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design of logistically oriented urban service systems (e.g., fire and police departments, emergency medical services, emergency repair services). It presents a unified study of functions of random variables, geometrical probability, multi-server queueing theory, spatial location theory, network analysis and graph theory, and relevant methods of simulation. There will be discussion focused on the difficulty of implementation, among other topics.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.