Concepts and Algorithms of Optimization (WiSe 2019/2020)


This course is designed for the study program Operations Research and Business Analytics. It aims at making the students familiar with the basic modelling concepts, structural results, and algorithmic principles of optimization. The focus will be on discrete and linear optimization.

Class Hours

Lectures (Dr. Maximilian Merkert); Entry at LSF Tutorials (Benjamin Peters); Entry at LSF Office Hours (Benjamin Peters);

On July 13th (i.e. on Monday before the exam), there will be an online Q&A session starting at 3 pm. If you are interested to attend, please write us a short e-mail, after which you will receive access details.


The written examinations (summer term 2020) will take place on July 17th, from 3 to 4 pm.

Exercise Series

In the tutorials, solutions of the tasks given in the exercise series will be presented and discussed. It is highly recommended to prepare for the tutorials and participate actively in the discussions. Some of the solutions to the AMPL exercises can be found here.

The AMPL system

An IDE is not included in the zip package but can be downloaded here.

AMPL Models

Here you can find AMPL models that have been discussed in class.