Course Unit


Case studies of optimisation problems in industry

Unit Coordinator: Xavier Mora
Programme: Erasmus Mundus
ECTS Credits: 6
Semester: 1
Year: 2
Campus: Autonomous University of Barcelona
Language: English

Analysis of case studies, and practice of team working dynamics and client-consultant relationship.

The cases will focus primarily on optimisation and logistics real problems, but may have a scope beyond the pure "decision making" setting.

The course will be organised and directed by a professor of the department of Mathematics and will include minicourses and presentations given by industrial collaborators and other departments' teaching staff.


Mathematical modelling, i.e. solving real-world problems by means of mathematics.


Students must have mathematical and computational skills at the level of a science degree.

Reading list:
  • Ch. Rousseau, Y. Saint-Aubin, 2008. Mathematics and Technology. Springer.
  • P. Pevzner, R. Shamir, 2011. Bioinformatics for Biologists. Cambridge Univ. Press


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