School Seminars and Colloquia

Mixed Integer Bilevel Programming

ORSUM Seminar

by Ted Ralphs


Institution: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University
Date: Wed 15th April 2009
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: A bilevel program is a generalization of a standard mathematical program in which we consider a hierarchical decision system with two independent decision makers whose interests are not necessarily aligned. We will first discuss the importance and applications of this class of mathematical programs, then introduce the basic theory of bilevel programming, focusing on the general mixed integer case. Finally, we review our recent efforts to develop a solver for mixed integer bilevel programs that attempts to generalize techniques used successfully for the solution of standard mixed integer linear programs.

For More Information: for further information pls contact: Kerem Akartunali on email kerema@unimelb.edu.au