Attended the 24th conference of the European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization (ECCO XXIV) in Amsterdam from May 30 to June 1. I gave a presentation about our current work on punching process optimization. You can download the slides if you want (though they’re much cooler with me talking to them, of course ). Heard an amazing talk by plenary speaker Gerhard Woeginger on “transportation under nasty side constraints.” Even (or especially) in our digital world, overhead transparencies can be just awesome!
After the official part of the conference, I stayed the rest of the week and further explored Amsterdam. Went to the zoo with Daniel Krenn, who happened to be in Amsterdam over the long weekend as well, and visited the Van Gogh Museum. Met my Dutch Erasmus buddies Lyor and Joost on Saturday. See some pictures below.