The EU has granted the Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimisation Applications (MINOA) project funds as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
The project is a collaborative European Training Network with 12 research partners in four countries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) being one.
Monique Laurent, MT member at CWI and local co-ordinator of the MINOA project, said: “We are very happy that we can start with our new Training Network MINOA and that we can now build on the solid collaborations we had established within our previous, successful MINO consortium.”
Starting in January 2018 and running for four years, each partner will receive a PhD position (in total €3m).
MINOA outlined in a research proposal that the project would be: ‘Building upon the achievements of the Marie-Curie ITN MINO (2012-2016), the goal of the MINOA proposal is to train the next generation of highly qualified researchers and managers in applied mathematics, operations research and computer science that are able to face the modern necessary challenges in areas such as energy, logistics, engineering, natural sciences, and data analytics.
‘12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) will be trained through an innovative training programme based on individual research projects that … will stimulate new developments in the field.
‘MINOA aims at building bridges between different mathematical methodologies and at creating novel and effective algorithmic enhancements.
‘ESRs will work on dynamic aspects and optimisation in real time, optimisation under uncertainty, multilevel optimisation and non-commutativity in quantum computing.
‘The projects will be jointly supervised between experienced practitioners from leading European industries and leading optimisation experts, covering a wide range of scientific fields, from mathematics to quantum computing and real-world applications’.