NICTA 3rd International Optimisation Summer School

Kiola, New South Wales, Australia January 11th to 16th 2015

Call for Participation

http://tinyurl.com/optschool

Spend a week by the beach learning about the latest optimisation technologies. How can you help a business reduce its costs? Or reduce their carbon footprint? Or do both? The school is sponsored by the Optimisation Research Group of NICTA http://org.nicta.com.au/

The school will focus on solving large scale combinatorial optimisation problems in practice. The school is intended for undergraduate students (3rd year or later), masters or early stage PhD students. Every undergraduate participant will be assigned an individual mentor.

Topics covered include: introduction to constraint programming, modelling, integer programming, column generation, uncertainty, vehicle routing, scheduling, supply networks and research skills. Lecturers include Simon Dunstall, Phil Kilby, Pascal van Hentenryck, Peter Stuckey, Mark Wallace and Toby Walsh.

Registration

The registration page is open now and applicants will be considered as they are received. Undergraduates are free. Yes, a week by the beach paid for with fun and games! Postgraduates need pay just $250 which covers 5 nights accommodation, all food and drink, and the coach transfer from Sydney.

Organizer

Prof. Toby Walsh, NICTA and UNSW.

Local information

The School will again be held at ANU's beautiful seaside campus at Kioloa, near Bawley Point on the south coast of New South Wales. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kioloa,_New_South_Wales Nike

Deadline: 

Friday, October 31, 2014