The University of Melbourne is offering an online course called "Discrete Optimization". This 12-week-long course will begin from 4th March, 2014.
About the Course:
Optimisation technology is ubiquitous in our society. It schedules planes and their crews, coordinates the production of steel, and organises the transportation of iron ore from the mines to the ports. Optimisation clears the day-ahead and real-time markets to deliver electricity to millions of people. It organises kidney exchanges and cancer treatments and helps scientists understand the fundamental fabric of life, control complex chemical reactions, and design drugs that may benefit billions of individuals.
This class is an introduction to discrete optimisation and exposes students to some of the most fundamental concepts and algorithms in the field. It covers constraint programming, local search, and mixed-integer programming from their foundations to their applications for complex practical problems in areas such as scheduling, vehicle routing, supply-chain optimisation, and resource allocation.
Pascal Van Hentenryck will be the course instructor.
The course will have a workload of 10-20 hours of work/week.
It will be taught in English and subtitles will be available in English.
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