six seminars in two days: symposium on 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.
Location: room 00.21A, IICK building, KU Leuven, campus Kortrijk, Etienne Sabbelaan 53, 8500 Kortrijk
Date: 10th and 11th, March, 2020
Attendance is free, but you are welcome to register at
If possible, please register before Friday 6th of March.
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: Improving Optimization Bounds using Machine Learning: Decision Diagrams meet Deep Reinforcement Learning
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. 
Looking forward to seeing you next week,
Patrick De Causmaecker.