In this expository paper, we review a variety of resource allocation problems in which it is desirable to allocate limited resources equitably among competing activities. Applications for such problems are found in diverse areas, including distribution planning, production planning and scheduling, and emergency services location. Each activity is associated… (More)
For wireless femtocells situated within a macrocell with a given transmitter power, we solve the problem of determining the femtocell transmitter power levels that maximize the SINR achieved in the femtocells, subject to a constraint on the minimum SINR realized in the macrocell.
Prerequisites: Linear Programming, basic knowledge of nonlinear and integer programming. Target students: Graduate and senior undergraduate in IEOR and related programs. The course should also be valuable to PhD students interested in optimization methodologies. Rationale The course provides opportunities to students with background in operations research… (More)