About us

The working group Data Science meets Optimisation Data Science meets Optimisation of EURO is a joint initiative of the CODeS group at KU Leuven and the ASAP group at University of Nottingham.

This group aims to promote the interaction of data science (DS) and optimisation (O), and better exploitation of the areas in which they -overlap. By ‘optimisation techniques’ we intend a broad interpretation that includes the wide range from exact methods (branch and bound mathematical programming, etc.) to heuristics and metaheuristics, and others. Of particular interest are the two natural directions: ‘Usage of DS for O’, and ‘Usage of O for DS’.


Patrick De Causmaecker (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Ender Özcan (University of Nottingham, UK)

Andrew J. Parkes (University of Nottingham, UK)

Board Members

Edmund Burke (Queen Mary University London, UK)
Holger Hoos (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Jin-Kao Hao (University of Angers and Institut Universitaire de France, France)
Andrea Lodi (Polytechnique Montral, Canada)
Marco Lübbecke (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Michela Milano (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
Barry O’Sullivan (University College Cork, Ireland)
Kate Smith-Miles (Monash University, Australia)
Thomas Stützle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Mike Trick (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)