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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS Seminar Event

16:00 - 17:00
4 June 2015
Room 02/2043

For more information regarding this event, please email Alain Zemkoho at .

Event details

Bilevel Programming


Bilevel programming refers to a special class of optimization problem introduced 80 years ago in the field of economic game theory by Heinrich von Stackelberg (1934). The problem has a two level hierarchical structure and naturally appears in the modeling of a large number of practical problems with the most recent ones including electricity markets, natural gas cash-out, climate change, image processing and health technology. The aim of this talk is to discuss the main models of the problem and some solution approaches while emphasizing on some open questions. Applications of blievel programming to problems in network pricing (related to revenue management), network design and demand estimation in road networks, will also be discussed.

Speaker information

Alain Zemkoho,Alain is currently a Lecturer in Operational Research at the University of Southampton--School of Mathematics. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham - funded by the Numerical Algorithm Group (NAG) based in Oxford. Before moving to Birmingham, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Technical University of Freiberg, and had research stays at ORSTAT Centre - KU Leuven and in the Mathematics Department of Wayne State University where he worked with Professor Boris S. Mordukhovich.

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