Welcome to the homepage of the Operations Research, Computation & Analysis of Systems (ORCAS) Working Group at Guelph. Our group conducts research in multiple areas of applied science, while holding theoretical strengths in dynamical systems, optimization, ordinary and partial differential equations, and numerical analysis. Members and affiliates of the group supervise undergraduate & graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows; the working group hosts a seminar series. For more information on activity, membership and employment opportunities follow the links above.
Operations Research is the use of mathematical theory (optimization, dynamical systems, game theory) and models, statistics and algorithms to aid in decision-making. It is most often used to analyze complex real-world systems, typically with the goal of improving or optimizing performance.
Computation & Analysis of Systems refers to the use of dynamical systems, ordinary and partial differential equations, and numerical analysis in areas of application such as biomathematics, economics & engineering.
Continuing the departmental tradition, the group will run a seminar series with talks from operations research and from complex systems. For a complete listing of invited talks and abstracts, please follow the link above.