Symposium in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Optimization

Posted by: Patrick DE CAUSMAECKER
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,


It is our pleasure to announce our symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Optimization on 10th and 11th of March 2020 at KULAK, KU Leuven campus Kortrijk.


We welcome the following six speakers:


Tuesday 10th of March, afternoon:


Kevin Tierney,  University of Bielefeld: Neural Large Neighborhood Search for Vehicle Routing Problems

Michael Römer, University of Bielefeld: Modeling Multiactivity Shift Scheduling Problems with State-Expanded Networks

Yingqian Zhang, University of Eindhoven: Deep Reinforcement Learning for solving industrial decision-making problems: two case studies

Ilker Birbil, Erasmus University of Rotterdam: Data Privacy in Bid-Price Control for Network Revenue Management


Wednesday, 11th of March, morning

Laetitia Jourdan, University de Lille: Multi-objective optimization for knowledge discovery in big data

Louis Martin Rousseau:, University of Montréal: The role of analytics in improving the efficiency of Cancer Treatment Facilities


This will be followed by the PhD Defense of San Pham on Formal, exact and metaheuristic methods for combinatorial optimization




Apart from the talks, there will be poster sessions for PhD students from the various groups. If you are a PhD student, you are hereby cordially invited to join them. 


Please confirm you attendance before Monday 10th of March.


Looking forward to seeing you in March,


Patrick De Causmaecker.