Prof. Mustafa Çelebi Pınar, associate provost and faculty member at the Department of Industrial Engineering, has coauthored the new book, “Problems and Solutions for Integer and Combinatorial Optimization: Building Skills in Discrete Optimization” in the SIAM/MOS series of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS). Deniz Akkaya, coauthor, is pursuing his doctoral degree in industrial engineering at Bilkent. Recently released by SIAM Bookstore, the book is meant for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematics, computer science and engineering to use for self-study. It is also intended for instructors to use in conjunction with other course material and when teaching courses in discrete optimization.
As the only book offering solved exercises for integer and combinatorial optimization, this book contains 102 classroom tested problems of varying scope and difficulty, chosen from a plethora of topics and applications. It has an associated website containing additional problems, lecture notes and suggested readings.