Master thesis:
Optimization run times & Machine Learning

Master thesis: Optimization run times & Machine Learning

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:

  • We use optimization algorithms as a very powerful mathematics tool  – because this way we are guaranteed to arrive at a (sufficiently) optimal solution. However, you can’t say how long it will take.
  • In theory, it is barely possible to say in general. In practice, however, for a specific application and after a few test runs, our consultants already have a gut feeling for how long an optimization will take.

Ojectives and methodology

  • The objective of the work is to turn this gut feeling into a useful predictable of the optimization runtime for the user, so that he/she gets an estimated run time before the optimization starts.
  • This is where Machine Learning comes in: Based on KPIs of an optimization problem, e.g. the number of nodes, products and time intervals for network planning, the system should learn and predict how long an optimitazion will approximately take. And with each scenario that has been calculated, the system continues to learn.

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 – Optimization run times and Machine Learning

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