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The MINOA Research Challenge is online! From 01/12/20 to 31/05/21, everyone (high-school students, university students, researchers and other professionals) has a chance to participate in our challenge about solving a (non-periodic) Integrated Timetable and Vehicle Scheduling Problem! It is a challenging problem in the field of logistics. Three different versions of the problem with different levels of difficulty are posed.

As a prize, the winning teams (one team of each category) will present their solution at the next Long Night of Sciences at FAU Erlangen Nuremberg.

For more information about the challenge and for registration, please click here. We are looking forward to your participation!

 

 

 

Our ESR Martina Cerulli added some benchmark instances about the aircraft deconfliction problem via subliminal speed regulation in 3 dimensions to open-source benchmark library. Furthermore, she modified the wikipedia entry about bilevel optimisation by modifying the Section 'Stackelberg competition' and two subsections in the section 'Solution methodologies' - furthermore, she added some references.

As a part of the project, we organise some schools and workshops from which not only the participants, but the optimisation community as a whole should benefit. Thus, we recently uploaded slides and talks (whenever possible) or provided links of talks, lectures and tutorials given at our events.

You can find them by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce our second online-workshop "ESR Days 2.0" that is organised by our ESRs Martina Cerulli, Chaitanya Gudapati and Henri Lefebvre! It takes place on March 4th and March 5th. Different lectures and tutorials about different topics of mixed-integer programming are held by Marianna De Santis, Antonio Frangioni, Guillaumes Marques, Tamás Terlaky, Utz-Uwe Haus, Didier Henrion. The closing tutorial is an introduction to SCIP. For details and abstracts, please click here.

The workshop is open to everyone. Due to technical limitations, at most 100 people can participate. If you would like to participate, please contact Martina Cerulli (mcerulli@lix.polytechnique.fr), Chaitanya Gudapati (chaitanya.gudapati@unibo.it) and Henri Lefebvre (henri.lefebvre@unibo.it).

We are very pleased to announce the online-conference "Trends in Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation: Theory and Applications" that is organised jointly by MINOA and the SFB Transregio 154 ("Mathematische Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung am Beispiel von Gasnetzwerken"). It takes place on March 2nd, 3rd.
The conference will bring together leading experts from applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. The goal is to stimulate discussions between researchers and industrial representatives who are interested in today's challenges in energy, logistics and engineering. A focus will be on network problems. The conference aims to to offer a platform for discussions between the various disciplines. This event follows the conference series "Mathematics of Gas Transport" that took place in 2016 and in 2018.

For further information, please visit the conference homepage. After the conference, we will hold our annual conference on March 4th and the ESR Days 2021 on March 5th and 6th that are organised by our ESRs.

The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to conduct research at  University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation, in particular with semidefinite relaxations for double-row facility layout problems. If you are interested, please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/537584 Please collect the following ...continue reading "Applications for the position of ESR15 – Deadline: 04.11.2020"

The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to conduct research at  University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation, in particular with semidefinite relaxations for double-row facility layout problems. If you are interested, please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/537584

Please collect the following documents as a single pdf-file and send your application with subject [MINOA Application] to angelika.wiegele@aau.at:

a) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page);

b) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings);

d) Brief summary of Master's thesis (max. 1 page);

c) Short CV including a publication list (if any).

 

The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to conduct research at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation, in particular with continuous optimisation problems in the context of energy networks. If you are interested, please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/537584 Please ...continue reading "Applications for the position of ESR14 – Deadline: 30.07.2020"

The MINOA consortium is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) that is looking for an opportunity to conduct research at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation, in particular with continuous optimisation problems in the context of energy networks. If you are interested, please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/537584

Please collect the following documents as a single pdf-file and send your application with subject [MINOA Application] to ekaterina.kostina@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de:

a) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page);

b) Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings);

d) Brief summary of Master's thesis (max. 1 page);

c) Short CV including a publication list (if any).

The European Union and its partners launched a coronavirus global response effort on 4 May. The aim of the conference is to raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price. Key Messages To fight the coronavirus, the world urgently needs effective and ...continue reading "Support the coronavirus global response effort"

The European Union and its partners launched a coronavirus global response effort on 4 May.

The aim of the conference is to raise €7.5bn to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price.

Key Messages

  • To fight the coronavirus, the world urgently needs effective and safe diagnostics, treatments and vaccines - without these we all remain vulnerable.
  • The European Commission has made a significant contribution to the Coronavirus Global Response pledge with €1 billion mobilised by Horizon 2020
  • Together, we are stronger: EU research and innovation brings Europe’s leading scientists and innovators together to coordinate efforts across the EU and beyond to tackle the coronavirus crisis
  • The crisis requires a response of unprecedented scale, speed and solidarity - the global research and innovation community is already mobilised but we need to do more
  • We are committed to continuing to support our researchers and innovators in these critical times

For more information, please click here.
If you would like to contribute or obtain more information about the taken actions of the EU, please visit this page.

The BayFOR News for April 2020 are online! You can find the news (German) here. Additionally there is an interview with our coordinator Frauke Liers, our PI from the University of Klagenfurt, Angelika Wiegele and our ESR from M.A.I.O.R. SRL, Benedikt Bienhüls. This (German) interview can be found via this link.

The BayFOR News for April 2020 are online!

You can find the news (German) here.

Additionally there is an interview with our coordinator Frauke Liers, our PI from the University of Klagenfurt, Angelika Wiegele and our ESR from M.A.I.O.R. SRL, Benedikt Bienhüls. This (German) interview can be found via this link.