WONDER minicourse on Random Optimization Problems6-11-2012 - 9-11-2012
The course concerns well-known problems such as finding a minimal-weight
matching or a shortest traveling-salesman route, but under the assumption
that parameters of the problem such as edge weights are drawn
from a probability distribution. This ﬁeld is currently
rapidly developing. It lies in the intersection of probability
theory, statistical physics, combinatorial optimization and computer
The minicourse is primarily intended for Ph.D. students, but others
are of course welcome to join. Read more.Back to calendar
Mathematics cluster DIAMANT
Diamant symposium29-11-2018 - 30-11-2018
Dutch Mathematical Congress 201923-4-2019 - 24-4-2019
ERC Starting grant for Daniel Dadush26-9-2018
Daniel Dadush (CWI) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 ME for his proposal ‘Towards a Quantitative Theory of Integer Programming’. With this grant, Dadush aims to revolutionize the understanding of integer programming (IP), the most popular method used today for finding optimal solutions to real-world optimization problems.
VICI grant for Nikhil Bansal26-9-2018
Nikhil Bansal has been awarded a Vici grant of 1.5 ME. He is one of the 35 academics to receive this grant from NWO in 2018. Bansal aims to use his grant to develop new algorithmic methods to make discrete decisions in a continuous way. He expects this to lead to applications in the fields of logistics, bio-informatics, chip design and machine learning.
3 DIAMANT PhD positions awarded19-12-2017
NWO, following a shortlist provided by the DIAMANT board, has decided to award 3 PhD positions to young DIAMANT members: Dion Gijswijt (TU Delft), Jan Steffen Müller (RUG) and Arno Kret (UvA).
DIAMANT funding continued 19-12-2017
The funding of all four mathematics clusters has been continued by NWO. For the coming two years 85 kE will be available in each cluster.