Wednesday, June 25, 2014

[DMANET] Autumn School: Approximation Algorithms for Stochastic Optimization (near Berlin, 09/29-10/01)

MDS Autumn School
Approximation Algorithms for Stochastic Optimization

September 29 to October 1, 2014

Döllnsee, nearby Berlin, Germany

The purpose of the autumn school is to give an introductory overview on
models and approximation techniques in the area of stochastic
optimization and to present current research directions. The event shall
give international students and postdocs working in this or related
fields the opportunity to meet and to get to know each other, and to get
in contact with established scientists.

The distinguished lecturers at the school are:

Anupam Gupta (Carnegie Mellon University)
Viswanath Nagarajan (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center)
Marc Uetz (University of Twente).

The school runs for full three days (Mon-Wed) with arrival on Sunday
evening and departure Wednesday evening. There will be 3x2 lectures on

• Multi-Stage Stochastic Optimization with Recourse
• Stochastic Matching Problems
• Stochastic Scheduling Problems.

In addition to the lectures, exercises will be solved in small groups
with solution sessions. The language of the school is English.

The school is addressed to advanced undergraduate students, graduate
students, and young postdocs in Mathematics or Computer Science who are
interested in optimization, algorithms, stochastic problems and related
areas. Basic knowledge in combinatorial optimization and linear
programming is assumed. Students of other fields are welcome to apply if
they have this prerequisite knowledge.

The number of participants is limited to about 25. Applications can be
submitted using the online form on the school website until June 30, 2014.

The autumn school will take place at Döllnsee, a picturesque lake in a
natural reserve 60 km northeast of Berlin. The costs per participant are
EURO 150 and include full board during the summer school and organized
transportation from Berlin (September 28, late afternoon) and back to
Berlin (October 1, late afternoon).

The school is organized within the Research Training Group "Methods for
Discrete Structures" (MDS), a certified unit of the "Berlin Mathematical
School" hosted by all three Berlin universities and supported by the
German Research Foundation (DFG). It is further supported by DFG project
ME 3825/1 and TU Berlin.

The organizers are Nicole Megow and Martin Skutella.

For further information please visit the homepage

or contact the organizers via

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