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Optimization for sustainability
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Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (M (Master))
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; Graduate School of Natural Sciences; Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. ir. J.M. van den Akker
Telefoon+31 30 2533989
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. J.M. van den Akker
Overige cursussen docent
dr. ir. J.M. van den Akker
Overige cursussen docent
C.E. de Heer, MSc
Overige cursussen docent
J.J. Posthoorn, MSc
Overige cursussen docent
4  (24-04-2023 t/m 07-07-2023)
TimeslotB: B (DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 30-01-2023 t/m 24-02-2023
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 03-04-2023 t/m 04-04-2023
Plaatsingsprocedureadministratie onderwijsinstituut
In this course the students learn to:
  • Understand discrete-event simulation models and statistical analysis methods for these models
  • Create a discrete-event simulation model for a given system
  • Perform a scientific sound simulation study including statistical analysis
  • Understand optimization models for sustainable mobility and energy systems
  • Understand applications of optimization algorithms and simulation to sustainable mobility and energy systems
  • Assess and present scientific papers on optimization algorithms and simulation to sustainable mobility and energy systems
  • Identify and describe possibilities for applications of optimization algorithms and simulation to sustainable mobility and energy systems
The grading consists of the following parts:
  • Hand-in exercises: 1) Simulation model (5% of t he final mark), 2) Input analysis (5%), 3) Optimization challenge energy and mobility (10%)
  • Simulation assignment (40%)
  • Seminar (40%)
To obtain a pass grade
  • You have handed in all the assignments and the preparation documents for the seminar
  • You have given a seminar presentation
  • The grade for the Optimization challenge exercise has to be at least 5.0
  • You attended the milestone and feedback meeting of the simulation meeting in person. It is not sufficient if the other member of your group attended.
  • You have attended the seminar sessions (exceptions for valid reasons are possible, contact teacher before the session)
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:             
  • Your final grade is at least 4
  • You delivered the hand-in exercises on time.
  • You received a pass for the milestone of the simulation assignment
  • Exceptions on the above have to be approved by the study advisor.
You can take an additional exam for at most one out of hand-in exercises, simulation assignment, seminar. Which one is decided in discussion with the teacher.

This course in primarily meant for students from the Computing Science master.
The focus is on Operations Research and computer science.
The required knowledge is mathematics and statistics at the level of the bachelor computer science, algorithms (e.g. Algorithms from the bachelor) and programming at the level of Imperative Programming.
The current energy transition leads to many changes in the energy as well as the mobility system. In this course, we study algorithmic techniques to optimize the performance of future energy systems and discuss topics from sustainable public transportation.
We discuss Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MIP) formulations, branch-and-cut, and simulation.
Students learn how to apply these techniques to different optimization problem related to energy systems, such as network design, unit commitment, load flow, demand response, and storage optimization.
Moreover, we discuss question around electric buses, environmental friendly bus driving, and mulit-modal route planning.
The topics in this course are related to recent research in the Algorithms and Complexity group.
In this course you will learn algorithms and methods that are also used by companies to solve real-world problems.

This course will not deal with political or policy issues in the domain of `sustainability', but is devoted entirely to (a selection of) the computational models and optimizing algorithms that are developing in the field.

Course form
  • Lectures
  • Seminar: discussion and presentation of papers
Material will be made available through MS Teams.
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
Verplicht materiaal

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