This unit introduces students to the algorithmic theory and applications of discrete optimisation. The main aims of this unit are: Learn how to model various practical problems as abstract optimisation problems; Learn the theory underlying efficient algorithms for solving these problems; Learn how to use these tools in practice. Specific topics include: Linear and integer programming, polyhedral theory, and approximation algorithms.
Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)
COMP2007 or COMP2907