CD-Laboratory for Discrete Optimization

    Project: Research project

    Project Details


    On the theoretical side, the research of the CD-laboratory
    mainly focuses on applying methods from nonlinear
    optimization and matrix analysis to discrete optimization
    problems. In this way, new effective algorithms for finding
    exact or approximate solutions to large-scale 0-1
    optimization problems are developped and compared to
    classical approaches. Very promising results have been
    obtained for quadratic 0-1 programming problems, in
    particular for the max cut problem and the graph
    partitioning, and to some extent also for the notoriously
    hard quadratic assignment problem. On the practical side,
    the CD-laboratory puts its great expertise in modelling and
    solving discrete optimization problems from practice at
    the disposal of the Austrian industry. The main focus is on
    cutting problems in steel industry.
    Effective start/end date1/07/9231/12/97


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