Meet the jury seminar, public defence Jorik Jooken

Posted by: Patrick DE CAUSMAECKER
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Dear colleagues,
The CODeS research group ( is pleased to invite you to the CODeS Seminar Day at the occasion of Jorik Jooken's public defense, on Monday 12 June 2023. Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. Please register before Sunday 4 June at .
Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Location: KU Leuven, Campus KULAK, 8500 Kortrijk, Etienne Sabbelaan 53. Before lunch: Building IICK, Room IICK 00.21. After lunch: Building C, Room C611
09:00-10:00: Seminar by Dr. Pieter Smet (KU Leuven): "Generating balanced multi-period workload allocations"
10:00-11:00: Seminar by Prof. David Pisinger (Technical University of Denmark): "Topology reconstruction using time series data in telecommunication networks" (joint work with Siv Sørensen)
11:00-11:30: Poster session
11:30-12:30: Seminar by Prof. Kate Smith-Miles (The University of Melbourne): "Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty: when you don't know what you don't know, and what you do know isn't much!"
12:30-14:00: Break and sandwich lunch
14:30-...: Public PhD defence of Jorik Jooken (KU Leuven): "Monte Carlo tree search and instance space analysis for the 0-1 knapsack problem" (Supervisor: Prof. Patrick De Causmaecker, Co-supervisors: Prof. Jan Goedgebeur, Dr. Pieter Leyman and Prof. Tony Wauters). There will be a short reception afterwards.
The seminar by Prof. Kate Smith-Miles is a “Meet the jury” seminar which received support from Arenberg Doctoral School
For more details, including abstracts, go here 
Feel free to forward this message to anybody who could be interested. We look forward to seeing many of you soon!
Kind regards,
Jorik Jooken
Patrick De Causmaecker