Faculty of Science and Engineering Professor Tomomi Matsui and Shigeki Toriumi (both of the Information and Systems Engineering Department), have been awarded by the Operations Research Society of Japan for their research findings. The pair was presented certificates by the president at the awards ceremony of the ORSJ 2011 Fall Research Forum held at Konan University on September 16. An outline of the awards is below.
- Professor Tomomi Matsui 1st Research Award
- The Research Award is awarded annually to one person chosen from individuals who have conducted outstanding research over the past five years and have had their research results published in ORSJ and leading operations research publications.
- Assistant Professor Shigeki Toriumi 31st Case Study Award
- ※ This is Assistant Professor Toriumi's third award following awards in 2006 and 2009.
- Article chosen for award: Operation pattern analysis of container ships using sea route networks
- Operations Research, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 359-367.
The Case Study Award is awarded to three studies a year selected from individuals, groups or companies who have conducted outstanding operations research case studies.
What is operations research?
A science that researches techniques employed to mathematically model problems that occur in companies etc. and create methods to solve them for the purpose of problem solving. There are various types of mathematical techniques employed such as optimization and probability models, and game theory. There are many companies which have an Operations Research division.