Research areas in the Optimization Research Group

The research group Optimization consists of the two directions Discrete Optimization and Nonlinear Optimization, which cooperate closely. Mathematical Optimization considers the development, analysis, and application of efficient numerical methods for minimizing (or maximizing) a function under constraints. While Discrete Optimization studies mainly linear or convex combinatorial problems involving integer variables, Nonlinear Optimization focuses on nonlinear problems with continuous variables. The research group covers both research topics in a comprehensive way and cooperates in particular in the challenging field of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, which considers nonlinear optimization with mixed discrete-continuous variables.

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