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CIS 189 Guest Lecture: “Optimization in Practice”

November 9, 2021 at 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Discrete optimization plays a critical role in solving various resource allocation problems within the industry.

In this talk, we study problems from the two extremes of the optimization landscape; operational decision-making in real-time and resource provisioning for future considerations. Motivated by real-world business requirements ranging from load balancing in heterogeneous environments to privacy concerns and various service-level agreements, we demonstrate how constraint reasoning delivers effective solutions in both cases.

While solving large-scale problems is of great practical importance, we emphasize the need for solutions that are not only efficient but also flexible, easy to update and maintain. We show how Constraint Programming neatly suits the needs of such dynamic environments with continually changing requirements.

Towne 307 + Zoom
(Meeting ID: 945 8230 3285
Passcode: 369654)


Serdar Kadıoğlu

Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Fidelity Investments, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Brown University.

Serdar Kadıoğlu is the Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Fidelity Investments and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at Brown University. Previously, he led the Advanced Constraint Technology R&D team at Oracle and worked at Adobe. Dr. Kadioglu received his Ph.D. at Brown University working on constraint satisfaction and discrete optimization. His thesis work received the IBM Ph.D. Scholarship and several gold medals in the international SAT solver competitions.


November 9, 2021
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Event Category:


Computer and Information Science
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Towne 307
220 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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