Summer ISE Lecture Series

Published: Jun 6, 2006 2:17:13 PM
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The summer seminar series by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will begin Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. in 202 Dunstan Hall with two short presentations by ISE doctoral students Pinar Kaymaz and Haluk Yapicioglu.

The first seminar, Transmission Network Expansion Planning with Particle Swarm Optimization, will be presented by Kaymaz. Transmission Network Expansion Planning (TNEP) involves the challenge of expanding an existing power transmission network to serve the growing electricity market in the most efficient way under economic and technical constraints. In this research, a particle swarm optimization (PSO) approach to the TNEP problem is introduced. The model is embedded in the PSO algorithm which aims to find the best solution minimum investment and cost. The proposed PSO methodology is applied to a test problem and the results are interpreted.

The second seminar, Retail Store Design Using Tabu Search, will be conducted by Yapicioglu. In this study, a model for the retail store design problem is proposed. The idea considers the area allocated to each department, contiguity of the departments to the aisle network, and adjacency requirements among departments. Due to the complex nature of the model, a tabu search heuristic is employed to solve the problem. Behavior of the model and the solution approach will be presented and discussed on a 16-department example problem.