Master of Science in Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization
The Master Program in Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization is one of the possible specializations for the second year of the Master of Science in Computer Science (semesters 3 and 4). The courses are taught in English.
- Study of advanced and efficient methods and tools of Operations Research, Combinatorics and Optimization (Mathematical programming, Graph theory, Complexity theory, Stochastic programming, heuristics, approximation algorithms, Robust optimization...)
- Emphasis is on the use of these methods to implement efficient solution techniques to complex industrial applications (in supply chain management, scheduling, transport …)
- Preparation for research positions (in industry and academia)
- At the end of the program, the students should be able to pursue a career in research (academic or industrial PhD), or to join major research and development departments or consulting companies in optimization. They might also build upon their ability to analyze operational problems methodologically to join less specialized companies and act as key actors in performance management: either by interfacing with consulting firms or by developing in-house solutions.
- In the long run, students who are moving towards industrial careers, strengthened by their experience in improving business performances and by the development of business-specific knowledge, should naturally reach decision-making positions with a high level of responsibility .