Summer School

The Summer School will be held on 6 and 7 June, on the two days preceding the IPCO conference. All Summer School events will take place in Thai Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB).

The speakers are Santanu S. Dey, Bertrand Guenin, and Laura Sanità.


We anticipate being able to partially fund a limited number of students for the summer school. We particularly encourage female applicants and members of other groups underrepresented in the mathematical optimization community. In order to apply please email the following material to e.farooq@lse.ac.uk (Enfale Farooq).

(i) a current CV and
(ii) a recommendation letter from the student's faculty advisor
(iii) an optional statement where the student can disclose any information on belonging to an underrepresented group or explaining their disadvantaged background.

To receive consideration for funding, students must apply by Friday 27th March

Anyone may register for the summer school.



Santanu S. Dey

Title and abstract TBC

Santanu S. Dey is A. Russell Chandler III Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Dey holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Dr Dey's research interests are in the area of non-convex optimization, and in particular mixed integer linear and nonlinear programming.

Dr Dey has served as the vice chair for Integer Programming for INFORMS Optimization Society (2011-2013) and has served on the program committees of Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2013 and Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization 2017. He currently serves on the editorial board of Computational Optimization and Applications, MOS-SIAM book series on Optimization, is an area editor for Mathematical Programming C and is an associate editor for INFORMS Journal on Computing, Mathematical Programming A, and SIAM Journal on Optimization.


Bertrand Guenin

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Bertrand Guenin is a Professor at the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization from Carnegie Mellon University under the supervision of Gérard Cornuéjols. After spending a year at Georgia Tech and a year at the Fields Institute, he moved to the University of Waterloo. He is the recipient of the highly prestigious Fulkerson prize for his characterization of weakly bipartite graphs, a groundbreaking piece of work in Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization.

  Laura Sanitta

Laura Sanità

Title and abstract TBC

Laura Sanità is an Associate Professor at the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo. She received her Ph.D. in Operations Research in 2009 from the University of Rome Sapienza and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at EPFL in Switzerland. She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to Combinatorial Optimization and Approximation Algorithms. She is the recipient of an Ontario Early Research Award and a Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.