Operations Research Applications in Canada's Department of National Defence

René Séguin, Ph.D.
Defence Research and Development Canada
Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Canada

Abstract

Operations Research (OR) originated in defence applications during World War II. Nowadays, Canada's Department of National Defence and Defence departments around the world continue to rely on OR to provide them with the scientific support that enables them to make better decisions. The field is still a reservoir of complex applications and unsolved problems, as rich today as it has been in the past. This talk will present a selection of applications that the author has encountered in the last five years and for which most is still to be done. The applications are: 1) Scheduling of Airborne Surveillance Resources for Complex Imagery Requirements; 2) Scheduling and Resource Allocation at Specialized Air Forces Schools; 3) Production, Absorption and Attrition of Air Force Pilots; and 4) Base Locations for Alert Fighters.

March 3, 2010

Park Town Hotel

Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6:00, Presentation 7:00

Tickets $20

Supported by the TSP of CORS Canada

For more information contact:

Kent Kostuk 244-3295 k.kostuk@fcl.ca

Winfried Grassmann, 966-4898 grassman@cs.usask.ca