Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation Applications


Building upon the achievements of the Marie-Curie ITN Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimization (MINO) (2012 - 2016), the goal of the Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation Applications (MINOA) proposal is to train the next generation of highly qualified researchers and managers in applied mathematics, operations research and computer science that are able to face the modern imperative challenges of European and international relevance in areas such as energy, logistics, engineering, natural sciences, and data analytics. Twelve Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be trained through an innovative training programme based on individual research projects motivated by these applications that due to their high complexity will stimulate new developments in the field. The mathematical challenges can neither be met by using a single optimisation method alone, nor isolated by single academic partners. Instead, MINOA aims at building bridges between different mathematical methodologies and at creating novel and effective algorithmic enhancements. As special challenges, the ESRs will work on dynamic aspects and optimisation in real time, optimisation under uncertainty, multilevel optimization and noncommutativity in quantum computing. The ESRs will devise new effective algorithms and computer implementations. They will validate their methods for the applications with respect to metrics that they will define. All ESRs will derive recommendations, both for optimised MINO applications and for the effectiveness of the novel methodologies. These ESRs belong to a new generation of highly-skilled researchers that will strengthen Europe'e human capital base in R&I; in the fast growing field of mathematical optimisation. The ESR projects will be pursued in joint supervision between experienced practitioners from leading European industries and leading optimisation experts, covering a wide range of scientific fields (from mathematics to quantum computing and real-world applications).  

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Enrico Malaguti

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi"

Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg(Germany)

Other Participants:
C.N.R.S. Delegation Centre-Est (France)
M.A.I.O.R. Srl (Italy)
Stichting Centrum Voor Wiskunde En Informatica (Netherlands)
Technische Universitaet Dortmund (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Compagnie Ibm France Sa (France)
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
Tilburg University (Netherlands)
Universität zu Köln (Germany)
Universitaet Klagenfurt (Austria)
Ruprecht Karls Universitaet Heidelberg (Germany)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 3.063.483,72
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date: 31/12/2021

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Affordable and clean energy This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764759