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Computer Course Linear Programming

Dozent: Stefan Kober
Umfang: Block course, October 10th & 11th, 2019
Raum: 02.04.011
Starting Time: 10:00

News Description Registration Materials Preliminary Information


  • Oct 8: Room and starting time are decided.
  • Sep 17: Registration via the "Ferienkurse"-plattform (see below) is open.
  • Sep 5: Registration via the "Ferienkurse"-plattform (see below) will start shortly.


The course aims to apply the theory of linear programming as covered by the lecture Fundamentals of Convex Optimization (MA2504). This is done by accessing the optimizer gurobi via its python interface. The course is intended to prepare for further courses in the field of optimization (such as Case Studies Discrete Optimization), as well as Bachelor and Master theses.

After a short introduction into python, several "application-oriented" toy examples of linear programming will be considered and solved by the participants.

The course alternates between short lecture units and more extensive group work. Here, groups of 2-3 participants are asked to work on the provided exercises, which means modelling the problems in form of linear programs, implementing them, dealing with different datasets, and work on additional tasks.



Registration takes place via the "Ferienkurs"-plattform: https://www.ma.tum.de/de/studium/vorkurse-ferienkurse/ferienkursprogramm.html.

Materials and further Information

All course materials and updates will be provided via Moodle. Participants will be added to a respective Moodle course after registration as depicted above.

Preliminary Information

During the course, small teams of 2-3 participants will be asked to work on the provided exercises. Each of the teams should have access to at least one laptop, so please bring your own laptop if possible. You do not need to install python or gurobi before the course.

Research Unit M9

Department of Mathematics
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching b. München
phone:+49 89 289-16858
fax:+49 089 289-16859


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.