The goal of the labs is to exercise the topics presented on lectures.

On some labs you will receive homework assignment, which are implementation of an algorithm or a method solving some interesting combinatorial optimization problem. In all cases, the solutions to homework assignments are submitted to Brute where they are automatically checked and evaluated. Late upload will be penalized by -1 point for each week after deadline. Completing all homeworks successfully (i.e., the output is classified as correct according to Brute) is a mandatory requirement for the assessment. Moreover, we encourage you to solve the homeworks since in the practical test you will use algorithms implemented for the homeworks.

Plan of the Labs

Week No. Title Notes Materials
1 Introduction, Gurobi installation, LP basics Grading and rules
Gurobi installation guide
Gurobi code example (code)
LP basics (Wolfram notebook)
Introduction (colab notebook)
Transportation problem (colab notebook)
Simplex worst case notes (optional)
Wolfram simplex (optional)
LP algorithms (optional)
2 Semestral work, ILP basics Cocontest (pdf), Public instances, Public instances threshold
Introduction (colab solved)
Gurobi official interactive examples
Mathematical programming book with examples
Computable vs uncomputable functions (optional)
3 ILP 1 HW1 ILP basics (colab TODO), ILP basics (colab solved)
Transportation (colab TODO), Transportation (colab solved)
HW1 assignment (pdf), Public instances (zip)
4 ILP 2 Call center (colab TODO), Call Center (colab solved)
The Catering Problem (colab TODO), Catering (colab solved), Video, Solution
Tiles (colab TODO), Tiles (colab solved)
Dlužníček (Colab TODO), Dlužníček (colab solved), Video, Solution
Blog about perils of big-M
5 ILP 3 HW2 HW2 assignment (pdf) Public instances, Video
Lazy Constraints: Handout (pdf), Video, Colab Notebook, Circle approximation (zip), Wolfram notebook (optional)
Peaking Power Plants (colab TODO), Video, Peaking Power Plants (colab solved), Solution (video)
6 Unexpected ILP applications Game of Fivers: Game, Video, Handout (pdf), Colab (TODO), Colab (solution)
Rubik's Cube: Video, Handout (pdf),Colab
Verification of DNNs: Video, Handout (pdf), Colab
7 Metaheuristics + consultations Metaheuristics (colab TODO) , Metaheuristics (colab solved) , Public instances threshold
8 SPT CC-O Handout (pdf), Function approximation (colab) czech_republic.txt, Content-aware image resizing, Online demo
9 Max flow HW3 Max-Flow: Handout (pdf), Video, Lazy separation notes (optional)
HW3: HW3 assignment (pdf), Initial feasible flow for FF (video), Public instances
10 Min-cost flow Min-cost flow: Handout (pdf), Object tracking (pdf), Object tracking (video)
11 DP/approximation Min-cost flow: Image reconstruction (colab)
Multicommodity flows: Pipe puzzle (colab)
DP: Handout (pdf), Optimal coin system design (colab)
12 cancelled Optional materials: Nonogram (colab TODO), Game of Life sythetize (colab solved), Game of Life (video), Game of Life (game)
Computational proof of Euler's impossible puzzle (colab)
13 Scheduling HW4 HW4 Assignment (+ Handout), Public Instances, Video
The Scheduling ZOO
14 Reserve, CP masterclass CP: Masterclass (colab), data (zip), CP overview (slides)
Circle packing: Colab (solved)
Cocontest: Results (pdf)

Classroom computers

OS: Debian Linux 64b, select Ubuntu during booting

Login: uses credentials from Department of Computers. If you haven't use them before, setup them at

Development environments: CLion (C++), IntelliJ (Java), PyCharm (Python), GVim, Netbeans are installed. CLion, IntelliJ and PyCharm are installed in /opt and their license have to be activated via creating JetBrains account with faculty email.

VPN: Gurobi (Academic) licence can be obtained for free, but only from the university network; to access it remotely, you can use VPN - for more info see FEL VPN (CZ)/ FEE VPN (EN).

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