Lars Relund NielsenLars Relund Nielsen
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V
Office 2621-114
Phone: +45 871 65145/+45 61 300 299 (mobile)

Cand.scient.oecon. (M.Sc.), Ph.D. 2004 in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Aarhus. Professor at Department of Economics and Business Economics, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University.

Why shortest paths not always are the same

Ideas/comments 23. August 2012

I often hear people complain about the GPS they use for routing. Some do a better job than others. This is due to two things: the algorithm which may vary and the network used. Here I will focus on the network. Often the algorithms have to use different networks because: the network has not been updated or a different provider is used. This is illustrated in this post showing that the total length in the networks used by TomTom and OpenStreetMap are quite different. As a result the shortest path algorithm will find different optimal paths as illustrated in this post.

Why Waiting Is Torture

Ideas/comments 23. August 2012

This is the title of a good article about the psychological principles about waiting. This is something that we as researchers in Operations Research often forget and calls for more interdisciplinary research in this area.

Why Waiting Is Torture, New York Times

What is Operations Research?

Ideas/comments 28. December 2007

The term Operations Research is not so well-known in Denmark. I found this video with Vijay Mehrotra about the subject that give a good description and why managers should care about OR.

Course participation

Ideas/comments 5. February 2004

I will participate in the course “Generalized linear modelling and survival analysis” which will run from 2. February to 30. Marts every Monday and Tuesday.

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