Master thesis:
Online optimization for big data

Masterarbeit: Online optimization for big data

May we introduce ... Your new team:

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.

Sounds interesting?

OPTANO is our platform for user-friendly applications. Many new ideas on visualization, process support, storage, faster calculation, etc. are just waiting to be implemented and this is where we need your support

Your thesis subject:

  • Mathematical optimization supports complex decision-making procedures
  • This means that all the data that can influence the decision-making, has to be known.
  • However, optimal decisions are increasingly being made using large data volumes. This is a problem for common optimization approaches such as LP or MIP.

Objective and methodology

  • Developing and evaluating concepts for data stream-based online optimization without complete knowledge
  • Transferring online learning methods from the machine learning context to optimization approaches.
  • Implementing individual methods on terabyte-sized problems on a prototypical basis

What 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 – Online optimization for big data

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