Combinatorial Optimisation and Constraint Programming, 10 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 14 January 2024
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-11009 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 28 July 2023 – 4 September 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits including Basic Course in Mathematics, Algebra I, and 10 credits in computer programming or another combination of courses containing basic concepts in algebra, combinatorics, logic, graph theory, set theory and implementation of (basic) search algorithms. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
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Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 24,167
Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167
About the course
- The use of tools for solving a combinatorial problem, by first modelling it in a solving-technology-independent constraint-based modelling language and then running the model on an off-the-shelf solver.
- Constraint consistency; constraint propagator; propagation fixpoint algorithm.
- Solving by systematic search: construction and exploration of a search tree; branching strategies; handling of an objective function for optimisation.
- Solving by (constraint-based) stochastic local search: construction and exploration of a search space; constraint violation; variable violation; move probing; search heuristics; search meta-heuristics.
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