Workforce scheduling model

Workforce Scheduling Model Student’s Name: Institutional Affiliation: Chapter 4 Case Study and Model Formulation This chapter focuses on a case study of a power plant experiencing workforce problems of operators taking excess overtime hours. The extra hours require the plant to incur extra expenditure and add to overall production costs lowering the profit margin of the plant, aside from generating problems during regular scheduling of shifts. The solution to this problem is to formulate a mathematical model to generate the optimal workforce scheduling plan to reduce the demand for the excess overtime hours. An optimal workforce scheduling plan reduces the pressure on workers and allows the...

Thesis final v7

Comparative Analysis of Louvain and K-Means Methods for Community Detection By Firstname LastnameUniversity Name Abstract Community detection in the graphs of complex real network systems is a significant area of data science research. A community or a cluster is one that has many edges joining the vertices included within the cluster while fewer edges joining with the vertices not included. The criteria for inclusion in a community is based on the data of the vertices and edges. A system’s data helps form communities of a system. These communities help the data analysts in getting a high-level view of the system’s constituents. Such a view is crucial for executing behavioral analysis,...

Thermal imaging with drone

Acknowledgements Abstract Most methods use 2D thermal images because they are easily obtainable. However, the proposed procedure for 3D model reconstruction in this paper can provide helpful support in making interpretation and evaluation of thermal data more automatic, faster and objective. Contrary to other methods, thermal imaging can work in environments without ambient light. It can penetrate obscurants like smoke, haze, and fog. The paper will address the challenge of 3D reconstruction from images of thermal infrared (TIR). It seeks to demonstrate that commercial computer vision software may be used to orient the sequence of TIR images from a drone and produce 3D point cloud without having...

Influence of Corporate Fitness Facility on Employees’ Performance

Influence of Corporate Fitness Facility on Employees' Performance Results Questioners consisting of the following questions were formulated and issued to the sample employees, n=20, who volunteered for 3 different organizations (Organization X, Y, Z). Organization X and Y had an active fitness facility as part of their employee welfare program. On the other hand, organization Z had no active fitness facility. The goal for choosing the mentioned organizations was to compare employee performance in Organization X and Y which had a fitness program and employee performance in organization Z which had not active fitness program in their catalog. As was stated in the method, our research goal was to be...

Structure and Properties Of Fullerenes

STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF FULLERENES Abstract The fullerenes are allotropes of carbon. The structural formulae for the fullerenes differ from the other allotropes due to the unusual arrangement of the carbon atoms. The layers and the arrangement of the fullerene allotrope can be represented in the algebraic expressions. The algebra involved in the fullerene definitions gives the mathematical representation of the atom arrangement and the dimension of different molecular layers. The graph theory gives some theorems of the fullerene regarding the established hypothesis and facts. The fullerene graphs use algebraic concepts to support the expressions. The structural configurations of the fullerenes...

Road Pavement Design Report

Road Pavement Design Report Executive Summary A road pavement also referred to as a road surface, is a durable surface material that is laid on a surface that is required to sustain foot traffic or vehicular traffic or both. Such surfaces include roads and walkways. Different methods are used in Australia and other parts of the world in the design of pavements, and with the current advancements in technology, the making of pavements has been significantly revolutionized. This engineering report encompasses four pavement design technologies that can be implemented to ensure sustainability and efficiency in the design of pavements. One of these pavement design technology is the design of an unbound...

Dissertation Chapter#2 Literature Review

The Relationship between Retention Rates for College Freshmen and High School Preparation Programs Name Institution   Literature Review According to Venezia & Jaeger (2013), university retention was for a long time the focus of educational research (Venezia & Jaeger, 2013). The relationships that exist between the retention rates for first-year college students and high school preparation programs were also a topic of discussion for several kinds of literature (Wright, Perrone-McGovern, Boo & White, 2014). When the students completed their educations goals, it was seen as a success to both the university and the students themselves (Young‐Jones, Burt, Dixon, Hawthorne,...