734185 Optimization modeling and natural resources I

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Hirsch, Patrick
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


* Introduction to optimization problems
* Formulation of optimization models
* Introduction to solution methods for optimization models
* Optimization problems in resource management
* Practical applications in resource management

Previous knowledge expected

Knowledge about the contents of VU ABWL and fundamentals in mathematics.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Gaining basic knowledge in mathematical optimization and the ability to model basic optimization problems and solve them with suitable methods.

Acquired competences:
* Formulation of basic optimization models
* Solution of basic optimization models with MS Excel Solver
* Basic understanding for the functionality of heuristics and metaheuristics
* Identification of optimization problems in practical applications with focus on resource management
* Knowledge of case studies in the area of optimization in resource management
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