Laurence Wolsey

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Laurence Alexander Wolsey is an English mathematician working in the field of integer programming. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_0

He is a former president and research director of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_1

He is professor emeritus of applied mathematics at the engineering school of the same university. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_2

Early life and education Laurence Wolsey_section_0

Wolsey received a MSc in Mathematics from Cambridge in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 under the supervision of Jeremy F. Shapiro. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_3

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Wolsey has made seminal contributions in duality theory for integer programming, submodular optimization, the group-theoretic approach and polyhedral analysis of fixed-charge network flow and production planning models. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_4

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Wolsey has received the Beale-Orchard Hays Prize in 1988, the Frederick W. Lanchester Prize in 1989, the EURO Gold Medal in 1994, the John von Neumann Theory Prize in 2012, and the Dantzig Prize in 2012. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_5

The ORBEL Wolsey award is a Belgian prize recognizing the best and most significant OR implementation contributed to Open-Source during the year. Laurence Wolsey_sentence_6

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  • Integer and Combinatorial Optimization (with George L. Nemhauser, Wiley, 1988)Laurence Wolsey_item_0_0
  • Integer Programming (Wiley, 1998)Laurence Wolsey_item_0_1
  • Production Planning by Mixed Integer Programming (with Yves Pochet, Springer, 2006)Laurence Wolsey_item_0_2
  • Wolsey, Laurence A. (1981). "Integer programming duality: Price functions and sensitivity analysis". Mathematical Programming A. 20: 173–195. doi:.Laurence Wolsey_item_0_3
  • Nemhauser, G. L.; L. A. Wolsey; M. L. Fisher (1978). "An analysis of approximations for maximizing submodular set functions I". Mathematical Programming A. 14: 265–294. doi:.Laurence Wolsey_item_0_4
  • Wolsey, Laurence A. (1971). "Extensions of the Group Theoretic Approach in Integer Programming". Management Science. 18: 1 74–183. doi:.Laurence Wolsey_item_0_5
  • Van Roy, T. J.; Laurence A. Wolsey (1987). "Solving mixed integer programming problems using automatic reformulation". Operations Research. 35: 45–57. doi:.Laurence Wolsey_item_0_6
  • Yves Pochet; Laurence A. Wolsey (2006). Production Planning by Mixed Integer Programming. Springer. ISBN 978-1441921321.Laurence Wolsey_item_0_7


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