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Programming Tutorial Discrete Optimization

holiday course
supported through study contributions

Dozent: Fabian Klemm
Umfang: block course, April 8th - 10th
Raum: 02.04.011

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* 11 Feb Registration open via http://ferienkurse.ma.tum.de


All detailed information on the schedule as well as course materials as distributed via the course's Moodle page. You will get access to that shortly after registration.


In this tutorial, you will learn
  • to apply the theory from the lectures Fundamentals of Convex Optimization (MA2504) and Discrete Optimization (MA 3502) to practical examples,
  • to use a professional MILP-solver (FICO Xpress) you will practice how to transform a given problem into a Mixed-Integer Linear Programming model, and
  • to input the model to the solver and to tailor the solution process to certain properties of the problem.

Thus, the tutorial is to both strengthen the understanding of the theory learned from lectures as well as provide the practial skills to gain actual results from it.

The tutorial is recommended as a preparation for advanced optimization classes (especially Case Studies Discrete Optimization) as well as Bachelor's and Master's theses.


You will get to know the Mosel modelling language that will be used throughout the course. Some linear optimization problems will serve to practice and deepen your knowledge. We then move on to problems of discrete optimization and explore the different possibilities to control the optimization process using cutting planes and Branch & Bound.

Throughout the course, the focus lies on practical problems with some brief theory revisions in between. You will work in small groups of 2-3 students to solve the problems and implement the solutions.


In case that you wish to participate but do not satisfy these requirements, please contact us to discuss whether you might be able to participate nonetheless.


Registration for the course will be possible on the holiday course website. soon.

-- FabianKlemm - 11 Feb 2019

Research Unit M9

Department of Mathematics
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85748 Garching b. München
phone:+49 89 289-16858
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Prof. Dr. Peter Gritzmann
Applied Geometry and Discrete Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Schulz
Mathematics of Operations Research
(affiliated member of M9)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Weltge
Discrete Mathematics


Jan 25th, 2019
Case Studies 2019: Preliminary Meeting on Wed, Feb 6th, at 16:00 in room MI 03.06.011.