Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research

Big data and optimization

Prof. Andrea Lodi, Polytechnique Montréal

Prof. Michael Ferris, University of Wisconsin

Hotel Europe, Zinal
Sunday, January 15 - Friday, January 20, 2017


The objective of the Winter School is to expose the audience to modern topics on Optimization and Operations Research. Every year, two prominent researchers are invited to provide tutorials on selected topics, and to discuss some of their recent research with the students. Designed for doctoral education, the course is open to academic researchers (professors, researchers, PhD students) and professionals (from industry and public authorities), interested in optimization and operations research.

The course is organized by Prof. Michel Bierlaire, Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR), School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL). It takes place in Zinal, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. The special environment triggers a specific atmosphere that encourages scientific and personal exchanges among the participants.
In addition to the lectures, workshops will be organized every day where the students will have the opportunity to work on recent papers of the invited lecturers, under their guidance.

Important dates

December 15, 2016:

January 13, 2017:

January 15-20, 2017:
deadline for early registration
deadline for late registration



Mila Bender

Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne