Master thesis:
Development of a combined ML-OR architecture

Master thesis: Development of a combined ML-OR architecture

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We are dynamic, diverse team players who always strive to find the best solution. In our agile project teams, we therefore combine our expertise in operations research, software development and consulting to solve real-world problems using complex mathematical optimization methods. Based on our OPTANO platform, we develop customized software for successful companies such as car manufacturers, airlines and leading strategy consultancies. Our company was founded in 2009 and has continued to grow ever since. Our team in Paderborn now comprises more than 50 employees.

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Your thesis subject:

  • Machine learning approaches such as linear regression produce polynomials that can be used to calculate well-estimated target values, even for new input data.
  • Linear or mixed integer programs (LP, MIP) use linear inequalities to find the best input data for desired target values.
  • So far, both approaches have only been applied separately.

Objective and methodology

  • The development of a modular pipeline to combine regression methods with mathematical optimization approaches
  • The development of a configurable learning and optimization module
  • The evaluation of a pipeline architecture for use in the optimal control of inertial systems (blast furnaces, etc.)

You should have:

Does this sound like the right thesis for you? Great! If not, we have had good experience in developing with our employees. If the above points do not apply to your experience, but are in line with your desire for development, feel free to mention this in your application.

Why OPTANO? Next level planning with your support!

We offer you the opportunity to contribute your professional know-how and ideas in exciting and challenging tasks on a daily basis. Our goal is to make OPTANO even better – with you! Our team doesn’t talk about flat hierarchies – we practise them; communication is friendly and open. And while our main focus is on the project at hand, it’s not all work and no play – we still enjoy a slice of cake on Pi-Day and a whole lot more.


Master thesis – Development of a combined ML-OR architecture

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