The term "pet projects" refers to a number of long-term projects that have been on my desk for a long time now and, that for various reasons are especially dear to me.
I list them here in an arbitrary order.
|Responsible decisions||A mini-campaign to promote responsible decision-making. ||Going strong!|
|Voodoo||A mini-campaign to limit the Rise and Rise of voodoo decision theory in Australia. ||Going strong!|
|Info-Gap||A mini-campaign to contain the spread of Info-Gap in Australia. ||Going strong|
|Worst-Case||A mini-campaign to promote the correct use of worst-case analysis. ||Going strong!|
|tutORial||An IFORS project aimed at providing the international OR/MS community freely accessible, educationally rich tutorial modules for standard OR/MS topics. ||Complete!|
A University of Melbourne supported project aimed at providing tutorial support for the undergraduate OR subjects at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.||Complete.|
|Joy of DP||A "popular" DP book supported by interactive web based modules.||More than fifteen modules are ready.|
|Revised DP book||
A revision of my DP book, which includes two new chapters and major expansions of other chapters.||Almost complete.|
|CCLP Book||Composite Concave Linear Programming: a useful and powerful extension of linear programming involving the optimization of a composite linear function subject to linear constraints.||The material is ready, but ... progress in writing is slow.|
|ISPCI||International Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Indices. An ongoing effort to explain the merit of regarding notation as a tool of thought in Mathematics in general and OR/MS in particular.||Not very active at the moment.|
|LW||Lose weight! ||A complete disaster so far.|
A search for a really good vegetarian pizza in Melbourne.||On hold.|
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