Integer programming -- Application to class scheduling, Integer programming -- Case studies, Middle school administration, Operations research
In this paper, we present an application of using Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) to schedule classes for a middle school in Port- land, Oregon. This case study helps demonstrate that mathematical programming is an effective method for solving the educational timetabling problem. Furthermore, we demonstrate that mathematical programming is a particularly useful tool when school administrators need to quickly model school schedules in response to shifting enrollment, changing educational legal requirements, and other problems that can potentially be mediated through more efficient scheduling.
Kearney, Will; Poppe, Sonimar; Morfin, Niguel; and Syed, Asrar Ahmed, "Educational Scheduling as a Mixed Integer Programming Model" (2016). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 49.