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Welcome to the website of the group headed by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kevin Tierney at the University of Paderborn. Our research focuses on the intersection of real world problems, optimization and decision support systems. In particular, we specialize in solving optimization problems within the container shipping industry and in the general area of maritime transportation. Our goal is to develop algorithms and systems that help make global trade more efficient, both in terms of its cost and its environmental impact. We are associated with the Decision Support & Operations Research Lab.



EURO 2015 Session on Automatic Algorithm Configuration and Selection

We will be organizing a session on Automatic Algorithm Configuration and Selection in the Data Science for Optimization stream at EURO 2015 in Glasgow. If you would like to submit an abstract, please do so by the 16th of March using the invitation code 9d71f2a1.mehr »


Paper accepted to the LION Conference

The paper "An Algorithm Selection Benchmark of the Container Pre-Marshalling Problem" by Kevin Tierney and Yuri Malitsky was accepted to the LION 2015 conference.mehr »


Kevin Tierney, Artus Krohn-Grimberghe and Alexander Skopalik awarded University Research Prize 2014

Our group, along with Assistant Professors Artus Krohn-Grimberghe and Alexander Skopalik were awarded 39,792€ in research funds by the University of Paderborn to research increasing the speed of mixed-integer programming solvers through the exploitation of the effects of variability.mehr »


Guest lecture from Jun.-Prof. Dr. Henning Meyerhenke

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Henning Meyerhenke from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will give a talk on 30.07.14 from 13:00 until 14:00 in Q5.245 about the topic "NetworKit: An Interactive Tool Suite for Fast Network Analysis".mehr »


ReACT Accepted to SOCS

Our paper, ReACT: Real-time Algorithm Configuration through Tournaments, written in conjunction with Tadhg Fitzgerald, Yuri Malitsky and Barry O'Sullivan was accepted to the peer-reviewed Symposium on Combinatorial Search 2014 (SOCS'14). A version of the paper will appear here shortly.mehr »


Paper accepted to EJCO

Our paper, CP Methods for Scheduling and Routing with Time-Dependent Task Costs, was accepted to the EURO Journal on Computational Optimization.mehr »


Masters thesis topic: Container Vessel Bunker Fuel Modeling Analysis

A new masters thesis topic is available involving the analysis of different ways of modeling fuel consumption for container vessels. See the thesis topic description for more details.mehr »


GGA 1.3.0 released

Version 1.3.0 of the algorithm configurator GGA has just been released. The new version handles errors in target algorithms and comes with a number of fixes to allow it to more easily work with the configurators ParamILS and SMAC. This versions comes after close cooperation with Dr. Frank Hutter...mehr »