In the same day, two different papers appeared on line. One is a paper devoted to scheduling a sport tournament, publisehd on INFORMS Interfaces: https://doi.org/10.1287/inte.2017.0932 “Scheduling the Italian National Volleyball Tournament”, by Guido Cocchi, Alessandro Galligari, Federica Picca Nicolino, Veronica Piccialli, myself and
This morning I gave my third (and last for 2018) lecture in the Pianeta Galileo series at the Istituto Dagomari in Prato. Again, exactly as in my previous two experiences, it has been an exciting morning for me. The audience
We are proud to announce that two of our PhD students defended their thesis today, with great success. For both of them the commission proposed not only the nomination as PhD’s but also the “cum laude” attribute. All the GOL
We just received the acceptance notice from jcp https://aip.scitation.org/journal/jcp Of course we (francesco, luca and myself) had at least a tiny hope to succeed when we decided to submit our paper on clustering optimization for atomic clusters to that journal .
It is always a great day when we send a new paper out for possible publication on a journal. The more so when we are satisfied with the paper and believe it is a good piece of work… In this
Today, again, much activity on the Linfa project. A final version of our report on drug consumption has been published and delivered. We still lack some minor features, but the document is ready. We are now working on finalizing the
We had a very vivid LINFA project meeting in Prato. All of the partners were present and we discussed how to perform the next, crucial, steps in the project. We are at an important landmark: we have a relatively reliable
First day of lecture in the semester! A nice class, some 15 students all from Mechanical engineering. The course I teach is Models and Methods for Irganuzation and Management. We will go through modeling applied problems as optimization ones; then
Our weekly Linfa project meeting today was quite an interesting one: we are running experiments to check whether a machine-learning based, prescriptive optimization model can beat stochastic optimization techniques. We think we found some evidence this might be the case.
All of (well, most of, or, at least, the interesting part of) today was devoted to high schools. In the morning I gave a presentation on “Operations research: the science of decision” to the ITE AMMIN. FINANZA E MARKETING G.GALILEI in