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Recommendations for an Undergraduate Curriculum at the Interface of Operations Research and Computer Science


  • Jill R. Hardin

    () (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284)

  • Allen Holder

    () (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana 47803)

  • J. Christopher Beck

    () (University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8, Canada)

  • Kevin Furman

    () (ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, Texas 77098)

  • Arthur Hanna

    () (St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas 78228)

  • David Rader

    () (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana 47803)

  • Cesar Rego

    () (University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi 38655)


In March 2007, the INFORMS Computing Society formed the ICS Education Committee, charged with outlining an undergraduate curriculum that would prepare students for graduate study and/or industrial work at the interface of operations research and computer science. The result is a set of essential and recommended skills that undergraduate students should seek to acquire in order to be successful in such endeavors. This article presents the findings of the committee.

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  • Jill R. Hardin & Allen Holder & J. Christopher Beck & Kevin Furman & Arthur Hanna & David Rader & Cesar Rego, 2012. "Recommendations for an Undergraduate Curriculum at the Interface of Operations Research and Computer Science," INFORMS Transactions on Education, INFORMS, vol. 12(3), pages 117-123, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:orited:v:12:y:2012:i:3:p:117-123

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