CO@Work 2020

Combinatorial Optimization at Work


CO@Work is a summer school organized by TU Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Mathematical School and with support of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+.

This block course targets master students (in their final year), PhD students, and Post-docs interested in the use of combinatorial optimization and mathematical programming in concrete applications from practice. The course schedule covers two weeks with lectures and exercises from 9 am to 5 pm for Monday to Friday, plus half day programs on Saturdays. We plan to have around 25 distinguished lecturers from all over the world, including developers and managers of seven leading companies in the field of mathematical optimization.

Date: September 14 - 26, 2020
Place: Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)

Application will open soon.

The language of the course is English. We aim at holding it without a participation fee.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Tobias Achterberg, Gurobi Optimization
  • Timo Berthold, FICO Xpress
  • Johannes Bischop, Litic Software
  • Ralf Borndörfer, FU Berlin
  • Christina Burt, Water Corporation
  • Philipp Christophel, SAS
  • Bistra Dilkina, University of Southern California
  • Ivet Galabova, University of Edinburgh
  • Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
  • Thorsten Koch, TU Berlin
  • Andrea Lodi, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Marco Lübbecke, RWTH Aachen
  • Stephen Maher, University of Exeter
  • Christoph Moll, Siemens
  • Marc Pfetsch, TU Darmstadt
  • Güvenç Şahın, Sabancı University
  • Sabine Seelenmayer, SAP
  • Stefan Vigerske, GAMS
  • Sven Wiese, Mosek

Previous Workshops

CO@Work2020, will be the sixth incarnation of this workshop series, and the fourth one being held in Berlin.

  • Berlin 2015
    From September 28 to October 10, 2015 more than 160 students from 29 countries, covering all continents except Antarctica, participated in the course held at Zuse Institute Berlin.
  • Berlin 2009
    From September 21 to October 9, 2009 many students from all over the world participated in the course held at the Zuse Institute Berlin.
  • Berlin 2005
    From October 4-15 more than 100 students out of 10 countries participated in the course held at the Zuse Institute Berlin.
  • Görlitz 2006
    From September 3-15 parts of the course where discussed during the Görlitz summer school of the German National Academic Foundation.
  • Beijing 2006 From September 25 to October 6 more than 40 students from all over China attended the course as part of the Workshop Optimization Methods and Applications at the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.