Leader of the group Networks and Optimization: Guido Schäfer.

In today’s society, complex systems surround us. From transport and traffic, to behavioural economics and operations management, real-world applications often demand that we identify simple, optimal solutions among a huge set of possibilities. Our research group Networks and Optimization works to make this complexity manageable.


By combining techniques from mathematics and computer science, we develop algorithmic methods to tackle complex optimization problems. Our research provides efficient solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems, for example in planning, scheduling and routing.



Postdoc in the research project "Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization"

The research project “Approximation algorithms, quantum information and semidefinite optimization” aims to explore the limits of efficient computation within classical and quantum computing, using semidefinite optimization as a main unifying tool. The position involves research into the mathematical and computer science aspects of approximation algorithms for discrete optimization, quantum entanglement in communication, and complexity of fundamental problems in classical and quantum computing. More information about the project can be found at this website.

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Lex Schrijver elected AMS Fellow

Lex Schrijver elected AMS Fellow

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) chose its first AMS Fellows, and among them is Lex Schrijver from the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and the University of Amsterdam. Other Dutch members of the 2013 inaugural class are Frank den Hollander (Leiden University and CWI Governing Board), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute of Advanced Study and UvA), Jacob Korevaar (em.

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Members of Networks and Optimization


Current projects with external funding

  • New Frontiers in Lattice Algorithms and Design
  • Verbeteren van de efficiency en prestatie van logistieke processen in de binnevaart
  • Wiskundecluster DIAMANT / Tenure Track positie Daniel Dadush
  • AQSO
    Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization
  • CoMGA
    Combining Machine Learning and Game-theoretic Approaches for Cluster Analysis
    Real Time Verkeersdata voor Goederenvervoer (ITSLOG)
    Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation Applications
  • Networks
    Networks (eerste fase)
  • SocialACT
    Societal Impact Games

Related partners

  • CTVrede
  • Stanford University
  • Radboud Universiteit
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam