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

During the lecture on Nov. 19th, we will give an introduction on how to install and use AMPL. Please bring your laptops!
Access data for downloading the software system from this webpage will already be announced in the tutorial on Nov. 15th.

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.

The AMPL system

For MacOS, 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.