Welcome to VGSCO

Modern optimization methods are a key issue in successful decision making in many areas such as energy production and trading, financial and insurance management, transportation and communication, network design  and  bioinformatics. 

The Vienna Graduate School on Computational Optimization is a joint initiative between the University of Vienna and the TU Wien funded by the Austrian Science Funds (FWF).

The short time goal of the research and training program of this Graduate School (DK+ program) is to give the PhD candidates a comprehensive training in optimization with special emphasis on algorithmic and computational aspects as well as to prepare them for a scientific career by introducing them into the scientific networks of the participating scientists. The structure of the program also allows to study the relations between different areas of optimization. In long term we will foster collaboration between the members and their respective institutions in order to make Vienna a place of excellence in Computational Optimization.



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News & Events


The Vienna Workshop on Computational Optimization 2018 (VWCO18) will be held at the University of Vienna from 17-19 December 2018. This workshop is...


Alexander Shapiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) will give a lecture on "Computational Stochastic Optimization" from June 19-27, 2018.


Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) is currently giving a lecture on "Statistical Inference via Convex Optimization" from May 23...