Kiola, New South Wales, Australia January 22nd to 27th 2016 http://tinyurl.com/optschool
Spend a week by the beach learning about the latest optimisation technologies. How can you help a business reduce its costs? Or reduce their carbon footprint? Or do both? The school is sponsored by the Optimisation Research Group of NICTA http://org.nicta.com.au/
The school will focus on solving large scale combinatorial optimisation problems in practice. The school is intended for undergraduate students (3rd year or later), masters or early stage PhD students. Every undergraduate participant will be assigned an individual mentor.
Topics covered include: introduction to constraint programming, modelling, integer programming, column generation, uncertainty, vehicle routing, scheduling, supply networks and research skills. Lecturers include Simon Dunstall, Frank Neumann, Phil Kilby, Peter Stuckey, Olivia Smith, Guido Tack, Menkes van den Briel and Toby Walsh.
Please encourage your PhD, Masters and late stage undergraduates to attend.
The registration page is open now and applicants will be considered in order of application so please apply as soon as possible. Undergraduates are free. Yes, a week by the beach paid for with fun and games! Postgraduates need pay just $250 which covers 5 nights accommodation, all food and drink, and the coach transfer from Sydney.
Postgraduate, postdoctoral and industry applicants, please complete the form here
Undergraduate applicants, please complete the form here
Prof. Toby Walsh, NICTA and UNSW.
The School will again be held at ANU's beautiful seaside campus at Kioloa, near Bawley Point on the south coast of New South Wales. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kioloa,_New_South_Wales