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# Monthly Archives: January 2010

## Automating Mathematical Program Transformations

Abstract Mathematical programs (MPs) are a class of constrained optimization problems that include linear, mixed-integer, and disjunctive programs. Strategies for solving MPs rely heavily on various transformations between these subclasses, but most are not automated because MP theory does not … Continue reading

## Machiavelli: we always think it was better before

“It is the common practice of Mankind, to commend the ancient, and condemn the present …” — Machiavelli (~1513, preface of Discourses on Livy II) I find this especially amusing because it was stated in the 1500’s.

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