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Mark D. Meyerson

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scheduling timetabling problem
Posted: Jul 10, 1996 3:14 PM
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Can anyone direct me to mathematical literature dealing with the problem
of scheduling final exams? I believe such problems may also be called
timetabling? The problem is, for example, thousands of students may
be taking courses with hundreds of finals that need to be scheduled into
a weeks worth of exam periods. I've seen what are called "genetic"
algorithms, and also "descent" algorithms, and a "single-pass"
algorithm, but no good theory.

Please reply to: mdm@nadn.navy.mil
Mark D. Meyerson, Prof of Math, USNA

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