The Institute for Operations Research represents the fields of Mathematical Optimization and Mathematics of Operations Research with their multitude of facets. It furthermore serves as a bridge, offering support to all departments of ETH regarding problems in optimization: from mathematical modeling, through their analysis, and computational approaches for their resolution. The institute also has extensive experience with successful industrial cooperations.
Doctoral exam of Andrea Baggio
Andrea Baggio successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: "Towards optimal approximations for firefighting and related problems". Congratulations!
The Willi Studer Prize, part of the bequest of entrepreneur Dr. h.c. Willi Studer, has been awarded since 1993 to the best student(s) in each ETH Zurich Master's degree program according to the pertaining directives.
Simon Bruggmann, current PhD student at IFOR, received the Willi Studer Prize for the Master's degree in Mathematics during the Master's degree graduation ceremony on June 3, 2016.
Robert Weismantel: 2015 Farkas Prize
The INFORMS Optimization Society awards the 2015 Farkas Prize to Prof. Robert Weismantel, who is the head of the Institute for Operations Research.
The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society was established in 2006 and is awarded annually to a mid-career researcher for outstanding contributions to the field of optimization, over the course of their career.
The prize was awarded at a special IOS Awards Session at the 2015 INFORMS Meeting in Philadelphia 1 to 4 November 2015.