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About the Course

Tired of solving Sudokus by hand? This class teaches you how to solve complex search problems with discrete optimization concepts and algorithms, including constraint programming, local search, and mixed-integer programming. Optimization technology is ubiquitous in our society. It schedules planes and their crews, coordinates the production of steel, and organizes the transportation of iron ore from the mines to the ports. Optimization clears the day-ahead and real-time markets to deliver electricity to millions of people. It organizes kidney exchanges and cancer treatments and helps scientists understand the fundamental fabric of life, control complex chemical reactions, and design drugs that may benefit billions of individuals. This class is an introduction to discrete optimization and exposes students to some of the most fundamental concepts and algorithms in the field. It covers constraint programming, local search, and mixed-integer programming from their foundations to their applications for complex practical problems in areas such as scheduling, vehicle routing, supply-chain optimization, and resource allocation....

Top reviews


May 30, 2019

Exceptional coverage of optimization fundamentals. Learning of practical applied methods. Real university level course, no water down "data science". Absolutely love it! Thank you professor Pascal.


Feb 06, 2017

I like the instructor teaching approach and the evaluation system, the subject itself took me a lot of effort and i think the LNS technique should be teached just after local search.

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By Rajdeep D

Jul 13, 2019

Awesome Teacher.I'm just amazed .Than you sir for our great effort.

By Juexu Y

Mar 11, 2018

Wonderful material and humorous instructor.

BTW, I like his hat : )

By Volodymyr F

Feb 13, 2020

The course is very entertaining, it was just a pleasure to take it

By André L d A R

Sep 20, 2019

Extremely interesting, hard, entertaining and applicable course.

By Ernee K F

Jul 28, 2017

Well structured course, with meaningful and challeging problems.

By Kullawat C

Mar 12, 2017

Very interesting course with challenging programming assignments

By Pemson P

Jul 21, 2017

Great course, with interactive teaching style and fun to learn.

By Ka H ( C

Jan 30, 2019

Good Course, I had learn a lot of concept of optimization

By Lester K

Dec 23, 2019

Excellent courses with really challenging assignments.


Dec 27, 2019

greet course that helps me a lot in understanding or

By Gauthier B

Jul 13, 2019

Really interesting course!! Thank you to professors

By Thiago M

Jul 08, 2017

One of the best courses, really learned a lot

By Bhagwat k s

Dec 29, 2016

Great course for every software professional.

By Alexey M

Mar 06, 2017

The best course at Coursera I've had so far.

By Adam K

Nov 20, 2016

Great course, enjoyed each hour.

By Josep d R

Nov 16, 2016

Really interesting and engaging

By Lê B C

Oct 02, 2018

useful for optimize researcher

By Meytal L

Nov 22, 2017

Great course! Very challenging

By 臧泽林

Aug 02, 2017

good, good, but some difficult

By Shinny H

Oct 16, 2016

Great course!! Love it!!

By Kamen P

Oct 18, 2017

greatest course ever

By Xushegndong

Apr 18, 2018

I love this course!

By Roberto P G J

Jul 29, 2017

Very good course.

By Serhat G

Jan 23, 2020


By Marcin K

Oct 09, 2017

superb !!!!!!!