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prof. dr. M. (Monique) Laurent

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research


My field of expertise is combinatorial optimization. In the recent years I am in particular interested in the use of semidefinite programming to design efficient approximations for hard combinatorial problems (graph coloring, max-cut, etc.) and, more generally, for polynomial optimization problems, where objective and constraints are polynomial functions and algorithms can be developed using algebraic techniques.

For further information, please refer to my webpage at CWI


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  • Senior researcher at CWI
      I am a researcher at CWI (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam, and leader of the group Networks and Optimization.  
  • Softcover edition of the book Geometry of Cuts and Metrics
      This book (co-authored by Deza and Laurent, first edition in 1997) offers a comprehensive overview on various aspects (geometric, combinatorial, algorithmic) of cuts and metrics and their  connections to diverse fields like graph theory, combinatorial optimization, geometry of numbers, distance geometry, and statistical physics. 

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Last amended: 30 May 2016