June | Volume 42 | Number 3

June 2015

The following table of contents lists articles in the June 2015 edition of OR/MS Today. You may follow any of the linked titles to read those items in their entirety. For quick navigation you may jump directly to any of the following sections:



Useful history of operations research

By William Thomas
Past, present and future: The long-term prospects and aspirations for historical preservation, research and communication.

Agriculture firm Syngenta earns Edelman

By Peter Horner
‘Good growth through advanced analytics’ project cuts development costs, produces better crops in an environmentally responsible manner.

Probability as a reality show

By Arnold Barnett
With interest in probability and statistics flourishing, time is ripe for a reality-based class exposing students to operations research.

Wargamers explore ‘forbidden options’

By Douglas A. Samuelson and Russell R. Vane III
Russia’s Gotland Gambit: New twist allows players to explore alternative decisions in a freer environment in simulated conflict.

In Memoriam: Gene Woolsey

By Gysbert Wessels
A relentless advocate for practical applications, O.R. icon’s teaching and consulting legacy lives on through his students.

Remembrances of Gene Woolsey

Compiled by Barry List and Peter Horner
Former students, colleagues of Colorado School of Mines professor recall their favorite stories of an unforgettable teacher and mentor.


Software Survey: Linear Programming

By Robert Fourer
Thirteenth in a series of LP surveys highlights trends toward mobile computing, cloud computing and optimization.

2015 Linear Programming Survey