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Networks and Optimization
Leader of the group Networks and Optimization (N&O): Monique Laurent.
The motivation for the research of the group Networks and Optimization comes from society. Real-world problems often ask for searching for an optimum or desirable solution among an infinite, or even finite but astronomically large, number of candidates.
Such problems arise for instance in production and transportation planning, routing, scheduling and timetabling, computational biology, and network economics. Motivated by this algorithmic challenge, the group investigates and develops methods from mathematics (algebra, geometry, graph theory, mathematical logic, topology), mathematical optimization (combinatorial, linear, integer, and semidefinite optimization) and computer science (computational complexity, constraint programming, and algorithmic game theory).
We are organizing the 11th Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE 2015). The conference will be held at CWI, December 9-12, 2015.
We are proud to announce the following recent honors by group members. In July 2015, Lex Schrijver received the EURO Gold Medal by the Association of European Operational Societies (EURO), Daniel Dadush was awarded the A.W. Tucker Prize by the Mathematical Optimization Society for his PhD dissertation, and Daniel Dadush won a NWO Veni grant for his project `New Frontiers in Lattice Design'.
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