School on modern directions in discrete optimization

September 13 - 17, 2021
Venue: online
Organizers: Daniel Dadush (Amsterdam), Jesper Nederlof (Utrecht), Neil Olver (London), Laura Sanità (Eindhoven), László Végh (London)


  • Michał Pilipczuk (Warsaw University)
  • Aaron Sidford (Stanford University)
  • Ngoc Mai Tran (UT Austin)
  • Rico Zenklusen (ETH Zürich)

The school provides an introduction to some of the main topics of the trimester program on discrete optimization. The lectures will address the interface between tropical geometry and discrete optimization; recent developments in continuous optimization with applications to combinatorial problems; topics in approximation algorithms; and fixed parameter tractability. The lectures will be mainly directed towards PhD students and junior researchers.

If you are interested in attending the School, you will find a link to a short online registration here in due time. If you will have registered for the workshop in September, you will receive information on the school as well via this mailing list.