Ashkan Norouzi Fard

PhD, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Practical vs Theoretical Computer Science


In this talk we focus on the Travelling Salesman Problem in two different settings. First we focus on the theoretical results for this problem, then we continue by introducing one on the applications of this problem in real world. The application that we discuss is “over-night bike rebalancing”. We present the state of the art algorithm that Citibike, the biggest bike sharing company in US, is currently using.


Ashkan Norouzi-Fard received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering-Software at Sharif University of Technology (2013). He is currently a Ph.D. student at Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL), under the supervision of Ola Svensson. His research focuses on Approximation Algorithms and their applications in real world.


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