Optimal Sports League Realignment

We consider approaches for optimally organizing competitive sports leagues in light of competitive and logistical considerations. A common objective is to assign teams to divisions so that intradivisional travel is minimized. We present a bilinear programming formulation based on k-way equipartitioning, and show how this formulation can be extended to account for additional constraints and … Read more

Chance Constrained Mixed Integer Program: Bilinear and Linear Formulations, and Benders Decomposition

In this paper, we study chance constrained mixed integer program with consideration of recourse decisions and their incurred cost, developed on a finite discrete scenario set. Through studying a non-traditional bilinear mixed integer formulation, we derive its linear counterparts and show that they could be stronger than existing linear formulations. We also develop a variant … Read more