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Sponsor Information

We are able to keep the registration for MIP 2009 free of charge and provide partial travel support to students and post-docs due to generous contributions of our sponsors. The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the financial support of MIP 2009 sponsors listed on this page.

Thanks to ISE department of Ohio State University and IEOR department of UC Berkeley for their contributions.

Sponsorship is tax deductible. Please contact the organizing committee at mip2009@berkeley.edu for further information.

ILOG, an IBM Company, continues to set the gold standard in the optimization field. We offer the most advanced optimization development package, the IBM ILOG OPL-CPLEX Development System, for solving the most challenging optimization problems in business or research. More than 1,000 universities and 1,000 commercial customers make smarter decisions every day with ILOG technology. Experience what it's like to work with some of the smartest people in optimization, who create the smartest optimization products available, and are now backed by the resources of two of the smartest companies in the world - IBM and ILOG. We'll give you the tools you need to make YOU smarter, so you can experience smarter optimization for smarter decisions within your organization.

The General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming and optimization. It consists of a language compiler and a stable of integrated high-performance solvers. GAMS is tailored for complex, large scale modeling applications and allows you to build large maintainable models that can be adapted quickly to new situations.

The INFORMS Optimization Society seeks to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software tools for the solution of problems in Operations Research and Management Science, and to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.  The Society awards the Farkas prize for mid-career researchers, the prize for young researchers, and a student paper prize.  In addition to sponsoring sessions at the INFORMS annual meeting, the Society organizes its own specialized conference in optimization every two years.  The Society currently has over 800 members.

Microsoft is proud to present the Microsoft™ Solver Foundation – the first 360 degree platform and framework for adaptive business insight and planning. A brand new system built entirely within the .Net/CLR system, it provides a rich set of tools, services, and engines to aid companies in their continuous quest for operational efficiency, profit maximization, and risk management. Solver Foundation is designed to help businesses make these (near) optimal, strategic decisions. We refer to this as adaptive business insight and planning.

The MOSEK Optimization Software is designed to solve large-scale mathematical optimization problems. MOSEK provides specialized solvers for linear programming, mixed integer programming and many types of nonlinear convex optimization problems. For continuous problems MOSEK implements both simplex and interior-point based algorithms. For mixed integer problems MOSEK implements a branch and bound and cut algorithm. MOSEK is capable of exploiting multiple processors.

The Gurobi optimization engines represent the next generation in high-performance optimization software. They have been designed from the ground up to fully exploit the latest mathematical and engineering improvements in the underlying methodologies, as well as developments in modern desktop computing hardware and programming environments. Version 1.0 of the Gurobi suite of products will be released through several modeling language vendors in January, 2009, and as a stand along product in April, 2009. Subsequent releases will incorporate quadratic programming, second-order cone programming, and their mixed-integer counterparts.

For almost three decades, LINDO Systems has been a leader in providing fast, easy to use optimization tools. LINDO offers three products based on industrial strength solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, integer and global optimization. LINGO provides a powerful modeling language and convenient data options to make building optimization models fast and easy. What'sBest! allows Excel users to easily build large optimization models directly in spreadsheets. LINDO API allows application developers to plug the power of the LINDO solvers right into customized applications.