Professor of Mathematics Robert Bosch Shares Highlights From New Book

November 22, 2019
Communications Staff
Professor signs book for college president.
Professor Bob Bosch signs a copy of his book for President Carmen Twillie Ambar. Photo credit: Dale Preston '83

Professor of Mathematics Robert Bosch '85 gave this year's President's Lecture titled Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design during Parents and Family Weekend

In his new book, Opt Art, Bosch offers a lively and accessible introduction to the geometric, algebraic, and algorithmic foundations of mathematical optimization and its classical applications, such as determining the best way to assign workers to jobs or devising the best route for a delivery driver.

Inspired by Oberlin's long history of noontime assemblies, the President's Lecture was created to give the Oberlin community an opportunity to hear outstanding faculty members and selected alumni share their expertise and insights. 

View a Flickr album of Bosch’s talk in Finney Chapel, as well as class visits, concerts, and tours from Parents and Family Weekend


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Robert (Bob) Bosch ’85

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