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Optimization is a common form of decision making, and is ubiquitous in our society. Its applications range from solving Sudoku puzzles to arranging seating in a wedding banquet. The same technology can schedule planes and their crews, coordinate the production of steel, and organize the transportation of iron ore from the mines to the ports. Good decisions in manpower and material resources management also allow corporations to improve profit by millions of dollars. Similar problems also underpin much of our daily lives and are part of determining daily delivery routes for packages, making school timetables, and delivering power to our homes. Despite their fundamental importance, all of these problems are a nightmare to solve using traditional undergraduate computer science methods. This course is intended for students interested in tackling all facets of optimization applications. You will learn an entirely new way to think about solving these challenging problems by stating the problem in a state-of-the-art high level modeling language, and letting library constraint solving software do the rest. This will allow you to unlock the power of industrial solving technologies, which have been perfected over decades by hundreds of PhD researchers. With access to this advanced technology, problems that are considered inconceivable to solve before will suddenly become easy. Watch the course promotional video here:




Excellent course! I learned a lot. Although the assignments were sometimes hard to fathom, and its online nature mean getting hints was difficult, there's enough there to help get through.



Thank you so much for the course. I had to fight my coding habits, programming CP models is quite different from the traditional programming I'm, and it could even be more fun!


26 - Basic Modeling for Discrete Optimization 的 50 個評論(共 97 個)

創建者 Juan C G V


Enjoyable and challenging. Great professors and TAs. Excellent introduction to modeling and declarative programming. If you want to learn programming with constraints definitely I recommend this course.

創建者 Tiago S


It is a very practical way to start the learning in discrete optimization. I think this strategy more effective than the pure theoretical approach. I am so glad for having concluded this course!

創建者 Karl G


Excellent course! I learned a lot. Although the assignments were sometimes hard to fathom, and its online nature mean getting hints was difficult, there's enough there to help get through.

創建者 Alexandre P


Very interesting and neatly prepared course. It was very easy to dive in the course and to stay motivated. I would highly recommend their course for its amazing quality.

創建者 Михаил С


Great course, but huge gap in difficulty between weeks two and three, as it seemed to me. Knowledge given by course is applicable both for a work and a hobby for me.

創建者 Adel F


Excellent course, gives you a whole different contextualization of 'for loop' and formulation and solving a descrete optimization problem. Fun and challenging

創建者 David T


C​ompact introduction to the basics of specifying models in MiniZinc. Excellent starter kit, but you will fight a bit with the syntax of MiniZinc.

創建者 Hala A


I recommend this course for any one starts constraint programming. It is easy to understand but I think it is required logic background.

創建者 Jaydeep M


Great course for introduction to discrete optimization. Video lectures were engaging and the assignments were challenging but fun.

創建者 Philippe C


Great course to learn modeling discrete optimization problems. Excellent pedagogy and amusing problems to model using MiniZinc.

創建者 Clot J


Good teachers. They go gradually from very easy to challenging concepts. Also a good intro to the main optimization problems.

創建者 Nikolaj V C


This course is really great. You get to model a lot of different problems, which are both fun and challenging.

創建者 David B


Very good assignements, it is a good introduction to CP, so i hope to continue to the next level soon.

創建者 Olivier C


Interesting course, constraint solving systems are way different from usual programming languages.

創建者 Charles E T


Certainly more effort went into this course than I was expecting; well worth the $0 cost of entry.

創建者 Filip S


Teaches the basics of modelling really well. I'm looking forward to the follow-up course.

創建者 Keane M


Great introduction to modeling for discrete optimization. Very engaging and challenging.

創建者 Tino W


It's a fun course and can be applied on many optimization problems in the real world.

創建者 Cyprien P


Awesome content and teachers, Minizinc is great to design contraints-based problems.

創建者 Cristian R A


This course is very useful for learning basic CSP Modelling with Minizinc

創建者 Ferry d B


Great course, quality of the lectures and exercises was outstanding!

創建者 Dharyll P A


A creative way of teaching discrete optimization. Well appreciated.

創建者 Juan L R A


A very good course. Thank you to the teachers and Staff in general.

創建者 Duany D B S


It's a great course! Professors explain the content in a easy way!

創建者 Cameron D


Great course, provided a nice introduction to discrete modelling