|industrial collaborators:||Through workshops and dissemination|
|academic collaborators:||Warwick University|
The following is a list of case studies demonstrating the benefits of discrete mathematics to companies.
Cost-efficient multi-layer telecommunication network design is of key importance for network providers to stay competitive. The discrete mathematical techniques of mixed-integer programming provide a solution for an integrated planning of two network layers particularly when practically relevant side constraints are taken into account. DIMAP expert Dr Arie Koster in his former role at the Zuse Institute Berlin partnered with a well known telecommunications company to determine optimal design for telecoms networks using the techniques of discrete mathematics.
All companies seek to reduce inefficiencies by making the best use of available resources. If high benefit improvements can be made at low cost by simply rescheduling, redesigning or changing priorities, then a company will seize that opportunity.
With recent advances in computer simulation modelling capabilities, it has become possible to analyse the complex workings of an economic system – particularly to predict the likely effect of a different marketing strategy or the possible impact of a new set of regulations.
Simulation models are being applied to energy markets to support policy decisions on market design and market monitoring. Energy producers also use models to optimise their own strategy in the market.
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