Simulation-Based Optimization: An Overview

  • Abhijit Gosavi
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 25)


The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the role that can be played by computer simulation in stochastic optimization. To this end, we will begin by defining stochastic optimization. We will then discuss the usefulness of simulation in the context of stochastic optimization. In this chapter, we will provide a broad description of stochastic optimization problems rather than describing their solution methods.


Dynamic Programming Closed Form Control Optimization Problem Stochastic Optimization Stochastic Control Optimization 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Gosavi
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringThe State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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