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Faculty Profile

Dick Forrester

Professor of Mathematics and Data Analytics (2002)

Contact Information

Data Analytics co-chair

forrestr@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 235
717.245.1668
http://www.dickinson.edu/dickforrester

Bio

His scholarship is at the interface of operations research, computer science, and data analytics. The majority of his research has centered around the development of techniques for solving applications that can be modeled as nonlinear 0-1 programs. He is also interested in modeling and analyzing real world problems. Some recent projects include optimal crop rotation modeling, assigning students to schools to minimize both transportation costs and socioeconomic variation between schools, and balancing faculty and student preferences in the assignment of students to first-year seminars. As an applied mathematician, his teaching interests primarily center around data analytics, statistics, operations research, computational mathematics, and computer science.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.A., Alfred University, 1995
  • M.S., Clemson University, 1997
  • Ph.D., 2002

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

MATH 201 Topics in Decision Science
Cross-listed with COMP 203-01.This course will consider a mix of elementary and more advance topics in decision science. Possible topics include transportation and assignment problems, network optimization models, game theory, and metaheuristics.

COMP 203 Topics in Decision Science
Cross-listed with MATH 201-01.This course will consider a mix of elementary and more advance topics in decision science. Possible topics include transportation and assignment problems, network optimization models, game theory, and metaheuristics.

COMP 332 Analysis of Algorithms
C

MATH 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch