Exact and heuristic approaches for optimization problems

The course is held by prof. Valentina Cacchiani and is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students - a.y.2022/2023

  • Date:

    01 MARCH
    03 MARCH 2023
     from 9:00 to 13:00
  • Event location: Sala Giunta DEI - Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" DEI - Viale Risorgimento, 2 - Bologna

  • Type: IBES Course


The course focuses on optimization problems having particular relevance either from a theoretical or from an application viewpoint. Some of the computationally most effective techniques for solving these problems will be introduced, e.g.: mathematical modelling and use of a general-purpose solver; the definition of relaxations of the problem; dynamic programming; the use of branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut or branch-and-price exact methods; the use of heuristic, metaheuristic or math-heuristic algorithms. For the proposed techniques, design and implementation issues will be discussed.


  • 1st March 2023, h. 9 AM - 1 PM
  • 2nd March 2023 h. 10 AM - 1 PM
  • 3rd March 2023 h. 10 AM - 1 PM

The course is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students in the academic year 2022/2023.

The IBES PhD Students who attend the course:


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prof.ssa Valentina Cacchiani

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