Michael Lindahl
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How to reduce the risk of wrong modelling in OR industry projects?
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One of my favorite things about working in operations research is diving into a new problem to understand all the complexities. Getting a non-OR person to list all the requirements for an optimization ...

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How can I deal with non-operations research managers?
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First of all, if they want to offer you a job it is because they see value in what you are doing, well done! Since you are the only one with your background it is important that you see yourself as ...

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Deploying OR solutions and shipping projects
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I think the best way to learn, is to start by building small prototypes for OR tools, and slowly build something bigger. You might already know someone who is struggling with a planning problem where ...

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How to implement a "generic" solver for scheduling problems?
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First of all, congratulations on your internship. It is a great opportunity to put your skills into practice, and for the organization to get an understanding of what OR can be used for. But for the ...

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How to innovate in OR
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Operations Research is still way underutilized in many industries. Even when there exist commercial tools you often find that few organizations have them, and out of the ones that have them, it might ...

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What are the modern optimization methods for large systems?
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It is also my impression that decomposition methods are not widely used in a commercial context. In the industry, you often make an "effort vs. value" estimation to decide what methods to use. This ...

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How could we simplify solving the large scale MIPs without using any advanced methods like decompositions?
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In practical applications, you often need to speed up the optimization. Advanced decomposition methods add an extra layer of complexity to your code that needs to be maintained and kept bug-free. I, ...

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Interview Questions and Answers
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First of all, ensure you can explain previous projects you have done very detailed. If you recently graduated this could also be your master thesis or papers you wrote as part of your PhD. One of the ...

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How to determine the correct level of detail when modelling?
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The best model is the one that will make the users of the model make the best decisions. This requires both that the solutions are high-quality and that the users actually use them to drive decisions....

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