The Intelligent Optimization Laboratory at the University of Udine is a research center specialized in the study and application of optimization algorithms to real-world problems in industrial and organizational settings. The laboratory primarily focuses on heuristic algorithms, which are search algorithms based on experimentation and experience rather than systematic search procedures. These algorithms are particularly effective in solving complex problems that may be difficult or impossible to solve using traditional methods.
The laboratory is equipped with high-performance computing workstations, enabling fast and efficient execution of complex computational simulations and analyses. The research team consists of experts in computer science, mathematics, and engineering who work together to develop innovative and customized solutions to meet specific client needs.
The applications of the optimization algorithms used by the laboratory are diverse and wide-ranging, encompassing areas such as logistics, organizational management, resource planning, and complex system design. Through the utilization of advanced search algorithms and state-of-the-art equipment, the Intelligent Optimization Laboratory offers efficient and effective solutions to tackle the most challenging industrial and organizational problems.
The lab is the evolution of the Scheduling and Timetabling Research Group, founded in 2000.
Tommaso Urli, former member of the Lab, will give a plenary lecture at the PhD Conference in Industrial and Information Engineering. He will speak about his current work as an optimization scientist at Satalia Ltd.
Renowned researcher and expert in the field of Complex System Science, Andrea Roli, will be delivering an exclusive course titled “Introduction to Complex System Science” at the University of Udine. The course, primarily designed for PhD students specializing in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, will also be open to other students who wish to expand their knowledge in this interdisciplinary domain.
The Scheduling and Timetabling (i.e., SaTT) Research Group has become the Intelligent Optimization Laboratory as an initiative funded by the Interdipartimental University Strategic Plan In Artificial Intelligence at the University of Udine.
A video highlighting the outcomes of the SAFE project and featuring the contributions of the IOLab to the project is now available on the Maritime Technology Cluster MareFVG YouTube Channel.
The SaTT Group has received a grant (121.046 euros) from the Italian Ministry for Universities and Research (MIUR) under the PRIN (Research Projects of National Interest) 2020 programme, for the project “Models and algorithms for the optimization of integrated healthcare management”.