Optimization Group


Information

Due to the current situation, lectures will not take place as a face-to-face event at the beginning of the semester . The lectures are therefore offered online in a different form. You can obtain information on this from the respective lecturers and staff, as well as from the specified OLAT links.

General Information

Here you will find the lectures offered by our working group in the current semester.

If you would like to attend a seminar, a proseminar or a reading course during the semester, please contact the supervisor or the use URM. Appointments are then determined in consultation with the participants.

If you are interested in doing your bachelor's or master's thesis in optimization, please contact Prof. Schöbel, Prof. Krumke or Prof. Ruzika.

Important links

  • KIS: dates and lectures
  • URM: registration for exercises
  • OpenOLAT: further information and materials

Lectures in summer term 2020

Following lectures are offered during summer term 2020 by our working group:

Introductory course to mathematics for students of mathematics, computer science and physics

Content

  • Support of new students of mathematics, computer science and physics within the transition from school to university
  • Matching different educational backgrounds and refreshing some of the important fundamentals of the school subject
  • Introduction to the initially unfamiliar mathematical thinking and working methods as well as the abstract language and form of presentation of mathematics lectures at the university

Lecturer and staff

Dr. Florentine Kämmerer

Date

06.04.2020 - 17.04.2020:
The introductory course will be provided online via OpenOLAT. All participants registered will be informed by e-mail and will be given access.

Materials

OpenOLAT

Official website of the introductory course

Nonlinear Optimization

Content

Nonlinear optimization problems are optimization problems where the objective function and / or constraints are nonlinear. Such problems that arise in a variety of applications can not be solved by methods known from linear optimization. This lecture covers theoretical background and algorithmic approaches to solve nonlinear optimization problems, both with and without constraints.
Among other things, the following topics are covered:

  • one-dimensional and multi-dimensional search,
  • Newton and Quasi-Newton procedures,
  • convex analysis and separation theorems,
  • optimality conditions for convex problems,
  • optimality conditions for general problems,
  • penalty- and barrier-methods, and
  • the SQP-method.

Lecturer and staff

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruzika

M. Sc. Tobias Dietz

Date

ATTENTION:
Due to the current situation, the lecture cannot be held as a face-to-face event at the beginning.
Please inform yourself in the OpenOLAT course about the changed organizational form.

Monday, 08:15 - 09:45 (48-210, when the face-to-face events resume)

Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:30 (48-210, when the face-to-face events resume)

Tutorials

Friday, 08:15 - 09:45 (48-438, when the face-to-face events resume)

Friday, 13:45 - 15:15 (48-438, when the face-to-face events resume)

Materials

OpenOLAT

The access code to the OLAT course will be announced to the participants registered in the URM.

Graphs and Algorithms

Contents

This lecture introduces advanced concepts and algorithmic techniques for graph theoretic problems. Among the topics studied are:

  • graph colorings and coverings,
  • transitive hulls and irredundant kernels,
  • graph search techniques,
  • treewidth with algorithmic consequences, and
  • matchings.

 

 

 

Lecturer and staff

Prof. Dr. Sven O. Krumke

M. Sc. Oliver Bachtler

M. Sc. Sebastian Johann

Date

ATTENTION:
Due to the current situation, the lecture cannot be held as a face-to-face event at the beginning.
Please inform yourself in the OpenOLAT course about the changed organizational form.

Tuesday 11:45 - 13:15 (48-208, when the face-to-face events resume)

Thursday 11:45 - 13:15 (48-208, when the face-to-face events resume)

Tutorials

Monday15:30 - 17:00 (46-268, when the face-to-face events resume)

Tuesday 08:15 - 09:45 (48-582, when the face-to-face events resume)

Materials

OpenOLAT

The access code to the OLAT course will be announced to the participants registered in the URM.

Reading courses, seminars und proseminars

Following supplementing courses are offered during summer term 2020 by our working group:

Reading Course

Content

The aim is to gain a basic overview of current research topics. In this respect, the Reading Course prepares for a master's thesis in these subject areas.

Lecturer and staff

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruzika

Date

by arrangement

If you are interested please send an e-mail to ruzika(at)mathematik.uni-kl.de.

Reading Course

Content

The aim is to gain a basic overview of current research topics. In this respect, the Reading Course prepares for a master's thesis in these subject areas.

Lecturer and staff

Prof. Dr. Sven O. Krumke

Date

by arrangement

If you are interested please send an e-mail to krumke(at)mathematik.uni-kl.de.

Seminar Selected Topics in Optimization

Content

This seminar treats some of the most important results in different branches of optimization.

Lecturer and staff

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruzika

M. Sc. Tobias Dietz

Date

ATTENTION:
Due to the current situation, the lecture cannot be held as a face-to-face event at the beginning.
Please inform yourself in the OpenOLAT course about the changed organizational form.

Tuesday, 17:15-18:45 (room will be announced when the face-to-face events resume)

Materials

OpenOLAT

The access code to the OLAT course will be announced to the participants registered in the URM.

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