Since I got into the optimization swimming pool, I have been witnessing closely that this field has been greatly improving our lives over the last years. In short words, optimization is the choice of the best possible decision in a given context. Examples of optimization problems can be seen in…


While Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been adding value to ours lives in many ways, it remains a tool that can be harmful in case of exaggeration or bad usage. To deal with the second aspect, several big tech corporations initiated AI ethics boards and/or departments. While the role differs from…


When applied to tackle real life problems, mathematics becomes more beautiful and fascinating. This is the case of operations research, a subfield of applied mathematics, where problems are formulated mathematically before being solved. Over the previous years, this subfield flourished in a parallel to the development of computational power. Nowadays…


There are many exciting questions that anyone can spend a part of his life, if not his whole life, trying to solve. Their prizes are quite attractive. Their complexity is not. Solving some of them equals one million dollar each. …


There is a huge synergy between Operations Research (OR) and Machine Learning (ML). …


Between early morning squirrels and late night raccoons, the Cirque du Soleil city is definitely one of the most exciting “Research/Sport” training spots worldwide, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and operations research (OR), which have been thriving over the last decades. …


Humans have been enjoying convex optimization (CO) for many years compared to the few contexts where they had to deal with non-convex optimization (NCO). However, over the last decade, non-convex optimization became more crucial and important than before. …


The bottleneck assignment problem is an interesting problem in combinatorial optimization. It has many variants and is as well a variant of the assignment problem. In general, the problem is defined based on a set of agents that must be assigned to a set of tasks while ensuring that each…


Humans face different problems either in business or in daily life. The complexity of problems differ based on many factors. Hence, some problems are quite easy to solve while others are more difficult to tackle like the miniature of the vehicle routing problem (VRP) shown in the figure below. Here…


While the end of another decade is approaching, it’s quite interesting to witness how the field of machine learning (ML), especially deep learning (DL), has been evolving over the last years. Furthermore, while reading Neural Networks and Deep Learning, one of the observations caught my attention:

On the future of neural networks

While many of us…

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