Holger Hoos, Kevin Leyton-Brown Awarded over 5 Million Processor Hours by Compute Canada

Holger Hoos, Kevin Leyton-Brown and their empirical algorithmics group have been awarded 5,260,000 processor hours, valued at $315,569, in the nationwide 2013 Compute Canada resource allocation competition, for their research on Programming by Optimization: Automated Configuration and Selection of Algorithms for Challenging Computational Problems. This research develops methods for automatically optimizing algorithm performance, and has already yielded state-of-the-art algorithms for scheduling, timetabling, software verification, industrial process optimization and supervised machine learning. The work involves collaborations with IBM, Auctionomics Inc., and Actenum Corporation.

See the official Compute Canada announcement here