Parametric Optimization: Response Surfaces Neural Networks

  • Abhijit Gosavi
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 25)


This chapter will discuss one of the oldest simulation-based methods of parametric optimization — namely, the response surface method. For simulation-optimization purposes, the response surface method (RSM) is admittedly primitive. But it will be some time before it moves to the museum because it is a very robust technique that often works well when other methods fail. It hinges on a rather simple idea — that of obtaining an approximate form of the objective function by simulating the system at a finite number of points, which are carefully sampled from the function space. Traditional RSM usually uses regression over the sampled points to find an approximate form of the objective function.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Gosavi
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringThe State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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