Accession Number : AD0765630

Title :   Topics in the Analysis and Optimization of Complex Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. Jun 72-May 73,

Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP SANTA MONICA CA DATA SCIENCES DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Meisel, William S.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The general theme of the research is the development of methodology to bridge the gap between computer-oriented quantitative methods and the needs of system designers and decision-makers faced with systems of significant complexity. Two major areas are emphasized in this research: General means for the development of efficient but accurate models, by repro-modeling a complex model or by the creation of empirical models; The optimization of strategy or system design with respect to multiple criteria. Research results in these areas are outlined, particularly multivariate, nonlinear data-analytic techniques required by both problems.

Descriptors :   *PATTERN RECOGNITION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE