# Rico Zenklusen: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name | Prof. Dr. Rico Zenklusen |

Field | Mathematics |

Address | Institut für Operations Research ETH Zürich, HG G 22.4 Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 93 42 |

ricoz@ethz.ch | |

URL | https://math.ethz.ch/ifor/groups/zenklusen_group/rico-zenklusen.html |

Department | Mathematics |

Relationship | Associate Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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364-1058-00L | Risk Center Seminar Series Number of participants limited to 50. | 0 credits | 2S | B. Stojadinovic, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, M. Larsson, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen | |

Abstract | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Objective | Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level. | ||||

Content | This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome. | ||||

Lecture notes | There is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage. | ||||

Literature | Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Participants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed. | ||||

401-0053-00L | Discrete Mathematics | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | R. Zenklusen | |

Abstract | Introduction to foundations of discrete mathematics: combinatorics (elementary counting), graph theory, algebra, and applications thereof. | ||||

Objective | The main goal is to get a good understanding of some of the most prominent areas within discrete mathematics. | ||||

401-5900-00L | Optimization Seminar | 0 credits | 1K | R. Weismantel, R. Zenklusen | |

Abstract | Lectures on current topics in optimization | ||||

Objective | Expose graduate students to ongoing research acitivites (including applications) in the domain of otimization. | ||||

Content | This seminar is a forum for researchers interested in optimization theory and its applications. Speakers are expected to stimulate discussions on theoretical and applied aspects of optimization and related subjects. The focus is on efficient algorithms for continuous and discrete optimization problems, complexity analysis of algorithms and associated decision problems, approximation algorithms, mathematical modeling and solution procedures for real-world optimization problems in science, engineering, industries, public sectors etc. |