From 6 September CWI is co-organizing an international trimester program on Discrete Optimization at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM) in Bonn, together with Eindhoven University of Technology, Utrecht University and LSE London. Discrete optimization is an extremely active area with increasingly deepening connections to other areas of mathematics. Daniel Dadush (CWI) says: “It is wonderful that our proposal got selected for funding. I think it will be a fantastic place for researchers in discrete optimization to collaborate and make progress on long-standing open problems.”
Guido Schäfer, leader of CWI’s Networks and Optimization group, adds: “It is an honour if one gets the opportunity to organize such a trimester program. HIM Bonn is very competitive and the fact that the proposal got selected shows the international reputation and excellence of the whole group of organizers. It is great to see that Daniel is happy to provide this community service. This is also a good example of collaboration between researchers from CWI and universities, which fits in perfectly with CWI’s mission.”
Discrete Optimization program
The organizers of the 2021 Discrete Optimization program are Daniel Dadush (CWI), Jesper Nederlof (UU), Neil Olver (LSE London; until recently VU/CWI), Laura Sanità (TU/e) and László Végh (LSE London). They aim to take classical areas of discrete optimization in modern directions, and to foster the use of techniques from other areas. By bringing together the best researchers from specific areas, they want to anticipate making new connections between these areas as well as deepening existing ones. The trimester program comprises one introductory school and four intensive workshops. It runs from 6 September until 17 December 2021.
The Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics (HIM) organizes international long-term programs devoted to topics in mathematics and mathematical economics. Bringing together a critical mass of expertise and scientists at one place and providing an inspiring mathematical atmosphere, the HIM activities initiate research at the forefront of mathematics. HIM gives mathematicians the opportunity to work on challenging projects undisturbed and for longer periods, and to discuss them with leading experts in their field. This leads to a substantial output of research results of the highest quality, initiated, pursued and sometimes even completed during the programs.
Co-organizer of the 2021 HIM Discrete Optimization program: Daniel Dadush (CWI).