Optimization in industry
February 19, 2016 — 18:08


Lundi 29 février 14:00-17:00

Salle Solvay, Bâtiment NO, niveau 5, Campus Plaine, ULB


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14:00: “Optimisation at N-SIDE”, Sébastien Mouthuy PDF-Sébastien Mouthuy_n-Side

Sébastien Mouthuy holds a Master and PhD Degree in Computer Science and Optimisation from UCLouvain. During his studies Sébastien gained experience in the different optimisation techniques that exist and how to mix them in order to efficiently solve complex problems. After his PhD, Sébastien joined N-SIDE, a company specialised in OR and optimisation. N-SIDE delivers solutions to solve real-life problems that arise in different industrial sectors. Sébastien worked on different solutions in supply chain and scheduling. Now Sébastien is responsible for the Innovation and Development at N-SIDE.


14:40: “Optimization at Nokia Bell Labs”, Dimitri Papadimitriou  PDF-NOKIA-Bell-Labs

Dimitri Papadimitriou started at Alcatel in 2000 where he worked on multi-layer traffic-engineering research for the Corporate Research Center. In 2003, he joined the Research & Innovation Department dedicated to network distributed control and routing algorithmic. Since 2007, he works as Senior Researcher at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (Nokia Bell Labs since 2016) and currently in the Network Algorithmic Analytics Control and Security Research Lab. His research interests include network optimization, optimization under uncertainty, and computational intelligence. He authored numerous peer reviewed papers on distributed/dynamic routing, resilience, performance of multi-layer networks, and network optimization. He lead several EU FP7 research projects over last ten years.


15:20: break


15:30: Wouter Blondeel “Optmization at OM Partners” PDF-20160229_ULB_ompartners

Wouter Blondeel is a commercial engineer from University of Antwerp  holding an additional degree in international commerce (University of Mons).He joined OM Parners in 1990 where he was successively (junior) consultant, (senior) project manager  and  member of management team.He is managing optimization projects (blending, cutting, joint products, …), scheduling and master planning projects (Barry Callebaut, Quickstep (Unilin / Mohowk), Friesland Campina, …), S&OP and Forecasting projects (Tarkett, ArcelorMittal, …).

 16:10: Peter Sels “Optimisation at Infrabel”




Peter Sels got his Master of Science in Computation at Oxford University in 1996 and is obtaining his Phd in Optimisation of Railway Timetabling and Train Platforming and Routing at KU Leuven. At Easics, he has worked as a digital chip design, board design and software engineer. As a self employed software consultant for LogicallyYours, he consulted for Alcatel Space, Camco technologies, Altran, Philips Research Eindhoven and Infrabel. His main interests are algorithm and optimisation R&D.


16:50: Coffee and cookies