Research Group Optimization and Discrete Mathematics

Welcome by the Research Group Optimization and Discrete Mathematics

Information for the Winter Semester 2022/23 - as of September 29, 2022

Courses offered by our working group:

  • Stochastic Optimization and Related Topics - Lecture of Prof. Dr. R. Schultz

    This course is intended to serve both as an introduction to basic modeling strategies in optimization under uncertainty, and a presentation of recent advances via interrelation to integer programming, nonlinear optimization, and parametric optimization. While the basics to be addressed, meanwhile, can be found to large extent in textbooks, the more recent material is presented for the first time in lecture format.

    • Part I: From Simple Recourse via General Recourse Models to Model Quantization using Chamber Complexes
    • Part II:  News from Stochastic Integer Programming: Benders and Steinitz
    • Part III: Conclusions for Multi-Stage Stochastic Programs

    Click here to go directly to the Moodle course of the lecture.

  • Discrete Optimization - Lecture of Dr. M. Claus

    Click here to go directly to the Moodle course of the lecture.

More information can be found on the linked pages.



Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schultz
phone: 0201 183 6880

 Room WSC-W-4.24

 Research Assistants

Dr. Matthias Claus
phone: 0201 183 6887

 Room WSC-W-4.28

Dr. Claudia Gotzes (Stangl)
phone: 0203 379  2699

 Room BC 514

 Bismarckstrasse 90
 47057 Duisburg


Dr. Judith Klein
phone: 0201 183 6883

 Room WSC-W-4.19

Dr. Kai Spürkel
phone: 0201 183 6890

 Room WSC-W-4.29

Johanna Burtscheidt
phone: 0201 183 6885

 Room WSC-W-4.27

Cornelia Holthaus
phone: 0201 183 6881

 Room WSC-W-4.26

 Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen

Research Focus



DAMPF (does not take place any more):

Duisburger Arbeitskreis für Mathematik in Praxis und Forschung



DDSIP - software for solving two-stage stochastic optimization problems via decomposition by scenarios