• CFP: Data61 6th International Optimisation Summer School

    From walsh.toby@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 19 14:16:27 2017
    Data61 6th International Optimisation Summer School,
    Kioloa, NSW, Australia,
    January 14th to 19th 2018

    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 Decision Sciences
    Group at Data61 http://www.data61.csiro.au/Our-expertise/Expertise-Decision-sciences

    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, vehicle routing,
    scheduling, evolutionary methods and research skills. Lecturers include
    Phil Kilby, Peter Stuckey, Guido Tack, Menkes van den Briel
    and Toby Walsh.

    Please encourage your PhD, Masters and late stage undergraduates to attend. Registration

    The registration page is open now and applicants will be considered in order
    of application so please apply as soon as possible. The school costs $685. Undergraduates and postgraduates will qualify for a grant to reduce this
    to just $340. Data61 students can attend at now cost for themselves. The fee covers 5 nights accommodation, all food and drink, and the coach transfer
    from Sydney.

    Postgraduate, postdoctoral and industry applicants, please complete the form http://tinyurl.com/optschool-apply

    Undergraduate applicants, please complete this form http://tinyurl.com/optschool-undergrad

    Prof. Toby Walsh, UNSW and Data61.

    Local information
    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

    Apply immediately to ensure a place. Applications processed in order of receipt.

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