Join us in Phoenix at the INFORMS Annual Conference

Gurobi Optimization will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting. This conference will be held on November 3rd - 7th at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Register with us if you haven't already done so.

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 about the significant new features in the Gurobi 8.1 release, and more.

Workshop Recent Developments in the Gurobi Optimizer v8.1
Presented by Dr. Robert Bixby (Gurobi Board Member and Co-founder)
Dr. Zonghao Gu (Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder)
Dr. Pano Santos (Sr. Content Manager)
Dr. Daniel Espinoza (Sr. Developer)
Location North 121C, 100 level
Time Saturday, November 3rd, 4:00pm to 6:15pm

We will give an overview on new features and improvements in the current Gurobi release. We will cover the latest developments in the Gurobi Optimizer, which include new and enhanced heuristics and presolve reductions, such as Q matrix adjustment and linearization. We will present computational results to show that these techniques are able to improve MIQP performance very significantly.

Tutorial Advanced Heuristics with Gurobi
Presented by Dr. Daniel Espinoza (Sr. Developer)
Location North 223, 200 level
Time Monday, November 5th, 11:45am to 12:30pm
This talk covers one capability of MIP that is often overlooked: its ability to find and subsequently improve good quality solutions to exceedingly difficult problems. In particular, we will focus on techniques for using the Gurobi MIP solver as a heuristic, and a discussion on what makes a model more amenable to optimization.

Session Recent Software Developments and Benchmarks
Presented by Dr. Zonghao Gu (Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder)
Location North 122B, 100 level
Time Wednesday, November 7th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
During this session, Gurobi will present the latest performance and features of v8.1, from 2:10pm - 2:30pm. This session is Chaired by Hans Mittlemann of Arizona State University.

Exhibit Booth Gurobi Optimization
Location Exhibit Hall - Booth 6
Times Sunday, November 4th, 12pm - 5pm, 7:30pm to 9:00pm (Welcome Reception)
Monday, November 5th, 9am to 5pm
Tuesday, November 6th, 9am to 5pm
Wednesday, November 7th, 9am to 12:30pm
Stop by and learn more about the Gurobi Optimizer, including how you can obtain a free academic license. We will be giving away free MIP Fanatic t-shirts, Gurobi stickers, badge ribbons, and more!