### 2009-02-19 Margaret Wright Lecture

*Asprey Lecture in Computer Science and Mathematics*

**The Remarkable Saga of Linear Programming: the Problem, the Methods, the Continuing Mysteries**

Margaret Wright

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University

Thursday, February 19, 2009

5:00pm

300 Rockefeller Hall

*Reception at 4:30pm - Public Welcome*

The Remarkable Saga of Linear Programming: the Problem, the Methods, the Continuing Mysteries.“ Linear programming, or LP, is arguably the most important application of the mathematical sciences. Essentially, it determines how to achieve the best outcome, such as maximum profit or lowest cost, in a given mathematical model. LP models are routinely used in business, engineering, energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing. But for many computer scientists, LP remains a controversial, perplexing application. Wright will examine these issues in her lecture.

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