UW-Madison Stochastic Programming Short Course, August 3rd-4th, 2017
Note: Access to this page is restricted to registered participants. 
Questions: Contact Victor Zavala [link

Thursday, August 3rd
08:30 am - 10:00 am: Basics on Probability Theory, Statistics, and Optimization
10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am: Two-Stage Formulations
11:45 am - 01:30 pm: Lunch at Wisconsin Union Terrace
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm: Risk Metrics and Probabilistic Constraints
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm: Break
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm: Multi-Objective Formulations and Conflict Resolution 
06:30 pm -                  : Dinner 

Friday, August 4th
08:30 am - 10:00 am: Multi-Stage Formulations
10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am: Algorithms and Computational Tools
11:15 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch at Union South
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm: Advanced Applications (Supply Chain Design, Inventory Management)
01:30 pm - 01:45 pm: Break
01:45 pm - 03:00 pm: Advanced Applications (Optimal Control and Operations)
03:00 pm  -                 : Adjourn

Important: Please bring a laptop with a web browser that has a web browser other than Internet Explorer. The course involves lectures that are mixed with computational experiments in the Julia programming language. You do not need to install any software on your laptop, all tools will be available via the JuliaBox web server. 

Registered Participants 
Genentech, P&G, Eli Lilly, UW-Madison, Carnegie-Mellon

Short Course Location: UW-Madison Campus, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building, Room 1170 Northwest [link].
Recommended Hotels: Buckingham Inn [link], DoubleTree [link], Union South [link], Hotel Red [link], Hilton [link]
Parking: Engineering Parking Ramp [link], Union South Garage [link]
Meals: Refreshments (coffee, soda, cookies) will be provided during course.  
             Breakfast on your own. Expenses not covered.
             Group will get together to have lunch and dinner on Thursday 3rd and lunch on Friday 4th. Expenses not covered. 


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