Conference/Workshop of interest for AIROYoungers

From: 14 Sep 2020
To: 26 Sep 2020
CO@Work is a summer school organized by TU Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Mathematical School and with support of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+.


This block course targets master students (in their final year), PhD students, and Post-docs interested in the use of combinatorial optimization and mathematical programming in concrete applications from practice. The course schedule covers two weeks with lectures and exercises from 9 am to 5 pm for Monday to Friday, plus half day programs on Saturdays. We plan to have around 25 distinguished lecturers from all over the world, including developers and managers of seven leading companies in the field of mathematical optimization.

Date: September 14 - 26, 2020
Place: Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
ECTS: 10 credit points

Application is open now and will be closed once we reach the capacity limit of 150 participants.

The language of the course is English. There is no participation fee.

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We will be able to supply a limited number of travel support grants to students from emerging countries. If you want to apply for a grant, please send an e-mail with a detailed CV and a recommendation letter by a faculty member to
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Confirmed Speakers
Timo Berthold, FICO Xpress
Ksenia Bestuzheva, ZIB
Bob Bixby, Gurobi Optimization
Ralf Borndörfer, FU Berlin
Christina Burt, Water Corporation
Philipp Christophel, SAS
Bistra Dilkina, University of Southern California
Leon Eifler, ZIB
Ivet Galabova, University of Edinburgh
Leona Gottwald, ZIB
Julian Hall, University of Edinburgh
Thorsten Koch, TU Berlin
Pawel Lichoki, Google
Andrea Lodi, GERAD, Polytechnique Montréal
Marco Lübbecke, RWTH Aachen
Robert Luce, Gurobi Optimization
Stephen Maher, University of Exeter
Christoph Moll, Siemens
Marc Pfetsch, TU Darmstadt
Sebastian Pokutta, ZIB and TU Berlin
Güvenç Şahın, Sabancı University
Sabine Seelenmayer, SAP
Stefan Vigerske, GAMS
Sven Wiese, Mosek
Previous Workshops
CO@Work2020, will be the sixth incarnation of this workshop series, and the fourth one being held in Berlin.

Berlin 2015
From September 28 to October 10, 2015 more than 160 students from 29 countries, covering all continents except Antarctica, participated in the course held at Zuse Institute Berlin.
Berlin 2009
From September 21 to October 9, 2009 many students from all over the world participated in the course held at the Zuse Institute Berlin.
Berlin 2005
From October 4-15 more than 100 students out of 10 countries participated in the course held at the Zuse Institute Berlin.
Görlitz 2006
From September 3-15 parts of the course where discussed during the Görlitz summer school of the German National Academic Foundation.
Beijing 2006 From September 25 to October 6 more than 40 students from all over China attended the course as part of the Workshop Optimization Methods and Applications at the Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.