Do not waste past computations: Learning and Optimization for Optimal Circle Packing
A simple task: use machine learning in order to avoid useless local searches to be started. Try to find new putative optimal configurations learning from past trials.
Skill required: just python – most numerical experiments in circle packing have already been perfomed.
2/3 months maximum effort required – very likely this research will generate a scientific publication
Candidate: Fabio Stivanin