Gurobi Optimization will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2017 INFORMS Annual Meeting. This conference will be held October 22nd - October 25th in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, in the United States. We'll be sending out more information as we get closer to the conference. Register with us if you haven't already done so and also be sure to register to attend the conference.
Gurobi Optimization will be very active at this INFORMS Conference, with a technology workshop, software tutorial and an exhibit booth. This is a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about the significant performance enhancements and new features in the recent Gurobi version 7.5 release.
|Workshop||Recent Developments in the Gurobi Optimizer|
Dr. Robert Bixby, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, Gurobi Optimization
|Location||Room #320A (Due to the large number of registrations, please note new room location; walk-ins welcome)|
|Time||Saturday, October 21st, 4:00pm to 6:30pm|
Learn about the latest improvements in the Gurobi Optimizer. We'll give an overview of our recent 7.5 release, which includes improvements to our Python and multi-objective interfaces, new JavaDoc documentation, detailed communication statistics in our Compute Server product, and significant performance improvements. We'll talk about some of the technology that underlies these performance improvements, as well as discussing historical performance trends. Finally, we'll talk about upcoming improvements to our Compute Server and Instant Cloud products.
|Plenary Session||Optimization: Past, Present, Future|
|Presented by||Presented by: Dr. Robert Bixby, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, Gurobi Optimization|
|Location||Hilton – Ballroom of the Americas, Level 2|
|Time||Monday, October 23rd, 10:00am to 10:50am|
For the vast majority of business applications, optimization means linear and mixed-integer programming. Beginning with Dantzig’s simplex method in 1947, optimization experienced a slow, uneven period of development into the mid 1980s. Then, beginning in the late 1980s, developments ensued that completely transformed optimization and its applications, driven by truly remarkable performance improvements in the underlying solvers. What’s coming next may be even more exciting. Driven by an explosion in available business data, a new broad corporate focus on extracting value from that data, increased computing power, and the continually expanding power of optimization solvers, optimization promises to become an indispensable tool in managing the modern enterprise.
|Tutorial||Optimization with R|
|Presented by||Dr. Renan Garcia, Sr. Optimization Support Engineer, Gurobi Optimization|
|Time||Monday, October 23rd, 4:30pm to 5:15pm|
Are you interested in leveraging mathematical programming technology from within R? This tutorial will survey some of the more popular optimization-related packages in the vast R ecosystem. This includes an overview of the Gurobi R package, along with detailed examples of how to build the optimization models you are looking to solve.
|Exhibit Booth||Gurobi Optimization|
|Location||Exhibit Hall B3 – Booth #30|
|Times||Sunday, October 22nd, noon to 5pm, 7:30pm to 9:30pm (welcome reception)|
|Monday, October 23rd, 9am to 5pm|
|Tuesday, October 24th, 9am to 5pm|
|Wednesday, October 25th, 9am to 12:30pm|
Stop by and learn more about the Gurobi Optimizer, meet some of the team, and pick up a copy of Optimization for Dummies for yourself or others.