Winter School on Optimization and Operations Research

Data science and optimization

Prof. Dolores Romero Morales, Copenhagen Business School

Prof. Simon Lacoste-Julien, Université de Montréal

Hotel Europe, Zinal
Sunday, January 14 - Friday, January 19, 2018



The course is worth 2 ECTS credits. The students who need to be evaluated to obtain the credit must inform the organizer during registration. In order to obtain the credit, the students must

  1. participate to the lectures,
  2. participate to the workshops,
  3. provide an oral presentation,
  4. submit a report.
  5. The students will be organized by groups. A scientific paper authored by one of the lecturers will be assigned to each group. During the workshops, the students will have the opportunity to interact with the author of the paper. An oral presentation of the paper by the group will be organized.

    After the course, each student will prepare a technical report on a topic related to the course. The topic cannot be associated with the same lecturer as the paper presented during the workshop. This is personal work, and the topic should be approved by the lecturer during the workshop. The report should summarize the topic, provide a literature review, and a personal discussion about the topic (strengths and weaknesses, potential applications, possible extensions, etc.) The objective is to show that the students have understood the concepts, and are able to be critical about it. The report does not need to be long (about 10-15 pages).

    The workload for the course is
    • 15 hours of lectures,
    • 8 hours of workshop,
    • preparation of the presentations,
    • report writing.

Important dates

December 16, 2017:

January 12, 2018:

January 14-19, 2018:
deadline for early registration
deadline for late registration



Mila Bender

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