Towards reliability in combinatorial optimisation

Project: Research

Project Description

This project intends to develop techniques to ensure that the solutions reported by optimisation tools are correct and verifiable. Combinatorial optimisation problems, where the best solution must be found from a vast set of possibilities, are central to critical sectors of the economy, including shipping, transit, mining and emergency response. Automated tools for these problems can now solve large industrial examples, however, they are incredibly complex artefacts which are prone to error and difficult to test. New methods for ensuring the correctness of automated tools would allow users to trust that the results returned by these tools are correct when making critical decisions.
Effective start/end date1/03/1831/03/19