Optimisation Courses

The Sargent Centre Optimisation Courses are highly suitable for those in Industry and also individuals seeking to advance their knowledge in optimisation.

COURSE PROGRAMMES

The Introduction to Optimisation  Course and the Advanced Optimisation Course were developed with input from our industrial partners. The courses provide a unique technical training in optimisation which has been growing in popularity with industrial companies from various sectors. The courses are highly suitable for those in Industry and also individuals seeking to advance their knowledge in optimisation. 

The courses tackle concepts in problems  formulation and solution method in optimisation at basic and advanced levels. Each course is run over 2 day periodThe courses  are sponsored by an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. In addition, they are accredited by Imperial College London and applicants are supplied with a certificate for successful completion of each course.

Introduction to Optimisation (date will be announced soon). This course will provide an introduction to concepts in problem formulation and solution methods for linear, nonlinear and mixed-integer problems. The course will be primarily focused on local optimisation methods, with a brief introduction to global optimisation. It is designed for industry practitioners and will provide an overview of the types of problems that can be solved with today’s tools and some hands-on experience. No prior knowledge of optimisation is assumed. By the end of the course, users will have an understanding of how to approach the formulation and solution of optimisation problems. They will be ready to attend the Advanced Optimisation Course.

Advanced Optimisation (date will be announced soon). This course builds on the introductory course and focuses on concepts in global optimisation, bilevel optimisation, multi objective optimisation, dynamic optimisation, optimisation under uncertainty. It is suitable for attendees who have a basic knowledge of optimisation or who have attended the Introduction to Optimisation and would like to further their knowledge.

Instructions

The course will take place online. You will be given course materials and videos of each module, two weeks in advance. Please read the course materials and familiarise yourself with the content and watch the videos as much as you need. On the day of the course you will be able to attend live sessions with the tutors. The live sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon. You will be asked to choose a morning or afternoon live session when registering for the course. Please make a note of your live sessions. You can only attend one live session per module so please ensure you are on time.

Cost of attendance:

Sargent Centre Consortium Member Companies can enrol up to 2 employees for free

Sargent Centre Students and Post Docs can enrol for free

• £800 per course and £1280 for both off (20%)

 

Registration

Registration for the course will open soon.

Enquiries 

For Enquiries, please email Miss Senait Selassie: s.selassie@imperial.ac.uk  

FAQ

CPSE Provides Unique Technical Training in Optimisation

The Introduction to Optimisation and the Advanced Optimisation Course were developed with input from our industrial partners. The courses provide a unique technical training in optimisation which has been growing in popularity with industrial companies from various sectors. The courses are highly suitable for those in Industry and also individuals seeking to advance their knowledge in optimisation. 

The courses tackle concepts in problems  formulation and solution method in optimisation at basic and advanced levels. Each course is run online over 2 day periodThe courses  are sponsored by an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. In addition, they are accredited by Imperial College London and applicants are supplied with a certificate for successful completion of each course.

Introduction to Optimisation Course

Introduction to Optimisation

The course is run over 2 day period. The Introduction to Optimisation Course will provide an introduction to concepts in problem formulation and solution methods for linear, nonlinear and mixed-integer problems. The course will be primarily focused on local optimisation methods, with a brief introduction to global optimisation. It is designed for industry practitioners and will provide an overview of the types of problems that can be solved with today’s tools and some hands-on experience. No prior knowledge of optimisation is assumed. By the end of the course, users will have an understanding of how to approach the formulation and solution of optimisation problems. They will be ready to attend the Advanced Optimisation Course.

The course covers:

  • Why Optimisation?
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Nonlinear Programming Exercise
  • Linear Programming Theory
  • Linear Programming Exercise
  • Introduction to Mixed-Integer Programming
  • Mixed-Integer Programming Exercise
  • Introduction to Global Optimisation
  • Global Optimisation Exercise
  • Optimisation Surgery – Bring your own optimisation problem


By the end of the courses, delegates will have an understanding of how to approach the formulation and solution of optimisation problems. The section on 'Optimisation Surgery – Bring your own optimisation problem' also provides applicants with the opportunity to discuss their problems with our instructors which will further their understanding.

Advanced Optimisation Course

Advanced Optimisation Course

The course is run over 2 day period. The Advanced Optimisation Course builds on the introductory course and focuses on concepts in global optimisation, bilevel optimisation, multi objective optimisation, dynamic optimisation, optimisation under uncertainty. It is suitable for attendees who have a basic knowledge of optimisation or who have attended the Introduction to Optimisation and would like to further their knowledge.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to Optimisation Under Uncertainty
  • Application of Optimisation Under Uncertainty
  • Bilevel and Multi Objective Optimisation
  • Application of Bilevel and Multi Objective Optimisation
  • Optimisation Surgery: Bring your own problem
  • Global Optimisation
  • Application of Global Optimisation
  • Multi Objective
  • Application of Multi Objective 

By the end of the courses, delegates will have an understanding of how to approach the formulation and solution of optimisation problems. The section on 'Optimisation Surgery – Bring your own optimisation problem' also provides applicants with the opportunity to discuss their problems with our instructors which will further their understanding.

 

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance:

  • CPSE Consortium Member Companies can enrol up to 2 employees for free
  • CPSE Students and Post Docs can enrol for free
  • £800 per course and £1280 for both off (20%)

Accreditation

The courses  are sponsored by an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. In addition, they are accredited by Imperial College London and applicants are supplied with a certificate for successful completion of each course.

Instructors

Our instructors are from multidisciplinary areas and together, they form an internationally leading cluster of excellence in optimisation, combining 100 years of expertise in this field and a complementary skillset in other areas. The instructors have developed commercial and free software which is widely used in academia and industry internationally. They have also received many awards, such as: Leverhulme Prize for Engineering, MacRobert Award and RAEng fellowships.

Enquiries and Enrolment

Registration

To enrol on the courses, please complete the registration form on Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cpse-short-course-introduction-to-optimisation-and-advanced-optimisation-tickets-115696137261

 

Enquiries 

For Enquiries, please email Miss Senait Selassie: s.selassie@imperial.ac.uk. The deadline for registration is ‌30 August 2020.