401-3900-16L Advanced Topics in Discrete Optimization
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||R. Zenklusen, R. Santiago Torres, V. Traub|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 12.|
|Abstract||In this seminar we will discuss selected topics in discrete optimization. The main focus is on mostly recent research papers in the field of Combinatorial Optimization.|
|Objective||The goal of the seminar is twofold. First, we aim at improving students' presentation and communication skills. In particular, students are to present a research paper to their peers and the instructors in a clear and understandable way. Second, students learn a selection of recent cutting-edge approaches in the field of Combinatorial Optimization by attending the other students' talks. A very active participation in the seminar helps students to build up the necessary skills for parsing and digesting advanced technical texts on a significantly higher complexity level than usual textbooks.|
A key goal is that students prepare their presentations in a concise and accessible way to make sure that other participants get a clear idea of the presented results and techniques.
Students intending to do a project in optimization are strongly encouraged to participate.
|Content||The selected topics will cover various classical and modern results in Combinatorial Optimization.|
Contrary to prior years, a very significant component of the seminar will be interactive discussions where active participation of the students is required.
|Literature||The learning material will be in the form of scientific papers.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Requirements: We expect students to have a thorough understanding of topics covered in the course "Mathematical Optimization".|