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Department of Industrial & System Engineering, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Hosei University

Welcome to Management Science Laboratory

  We thank you for your interest in our activities!
  The members of our laboratory has been dedicated to develop solution methods, in terms of mathematical programming, for decision-making in various social and management systems. We take numerical, theoretical, statistical, and sometimes empirical approaches to target systems. Each approach has its own pros and cons, we thus do not adhere to a single one; even-keeled is of the utmost importance to us. If you are getting interested in our activities, why don't you strolling around our pages for a while?

Research interests

  Heretofore, the chief research staff (Hiroyuki Goto), collaborative researchers, and some of graduate students have been into the following themes:
1. Scheduling methods under limited resources
  Keywords: max-plus algebra, optimal control, resource constraint, critical chain project management
2. Effective use of geographical information systems (GIS) data
  Keywords: digital elevation, terrain analysis, data coding & encoding, parallel processing
3. Natural language processing (NIP)
  Keywords: morphological analysis, indexing, classification & clustering, multivariate analysis

Research policy

  Our research policy is 'We go anywhere where there is a mathematical problem.' We do our best to assess, solve, and find a solution for various type of problems. Our challenge continues as long as there is a mathematical problem. We sometimes come across scientific but political issues wherein there is not a goal or rule. In such cases, we would ask 'What is your goal? (objective function), What are your rules or constraints?' Once they are clear, we may provide a new approach or solution method.

Update history

March 11, 2019
Mr. Yohei Kakimoto (Ph.D course, 1st grade) received an IEOM Poster Competition Award at the 9th International Conference on Industrial Eigineering and Operations Management. Congrats! Certificate
November 19, 2018
Introductory slides of the lab were added.