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Rico Zenklusen: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Rico Zenklusen
Institut für Operations Research
ETH Zürich, HG G 22.4
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 93 42
RelationshipAssociate Professor

364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series0 credits2SA. Bommier, D. Basin, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, H. Gersbach, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.
401-3900-16LAdvanced Topics in Discrete Optimization Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.
4 credits2SC. Angelidakis, A. A. Kurpisz, R. Zenklusen
AbstractIn this seminar we will discuss selected topics in discrete optimization. The main focus is on mostly recent research papers in the field of Combinatorial Optimization.
ObjectiveThe goal of the seminar is twofold. First, we aim at improving students' presentation and communication skills. In particular, students are to present a research paper to their peers and the instructors in a clear and understandable way. Second, students learn a selection of recent cutting-edge approaches in the field of Combinatorial Optimization by attending the other students' talks. A very active participation in the seminar helps students to build up the necessary skills for parsing and digesting advanced technical texts on a significantly higher complexity level than usual textbooks.

A key goal is that students prepare their presentations in a concise and accessible way to make sure that other participants get a clear idea of the presented results and techniques.

Students intending to do a project in optimization are strongly encouraged to participate.
ContentThe selected topics will cover various classical and modern results in Combinatorial Optimization.

Contrary to prior years, a very significant component of the seminar will be interactive discussions where active participation of the students is required.
LiteratureThe learning material will be in the form of scientific papers.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: We expect students to have a thorough understanding of topics covered in the course "Mathematical Optimization".
401-5900-00LOptimization Seminar Information 0 credits1KA. Bandeira, R. Weismantel, R. Zenklusen
AbstractLectures on current topics in optimization.
ObjectiveThis lecture series introduces graduate students to ongoing research activities (including applications) in the domain of optimization.
ContentThis seminar is a forum for researchers interested in optimization theory and its applications. Speakers, invited from both academic and non-academic institutions, are expected to stimulate discussions on theoretical and applied aspects of optimization and related subjects. The focus is on efficient (or practical) algorithms for continuous and discrete optimization problems, complexity analysis of algorithms and associated decision problems, approximation algorithms, mathematical modeling and solution procedures for real-world optimization problems in science, engineering, industries, public sectors etc.