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Turku Optimization Group (TOpGroup)

The mathematical and computational tools in optimization are used more frequently these days, as they provide efficient tools with negligible costs for many industries in the race for greater profits and better efficiency. The optimization group does research in both modeling and implementation of practical problems from industry and further development of algorithms. The following areas of optimization are at focus:

Research Unit Web Page: http://www.math.utu.fi/en/research/groups/opt/

Leader of the unit

Marko M. Mäkelä

Senior Researchers

Yury Nikulin Napsu Karmitsa Stefan Emet


Kiril Kuzmin

Doctoral Students

Seppo Pulkkinen Napsu Karmitsa Stefan Emet


3D Packing Problem

With Kine Robot Solutions Oy

Large Scale Mixed Integer Global Optimization

With Åbo Akademi University

Modeling the Ferry Services of the Archipelago

With the Centre for Maritime Studies


Click here to see the full list of publications from the TUCS Publication Database

The latest updated publications:

Outi Montonen, On Multiobjective Optimization from the Nonsmooth Perspective. TUCS Dissertations 256. 2020.

Napsu Karmitsa, Sona Taheri, Kaisa Joki, Pauliina Mäkinen, Adil Bagirov, Marko M. Mäkelä, Hyperparameter Free NN Algorithm For Large-Scale Regression Problems. TUCS Technical Reports 1213, 2020.

Tapio Westerlund, Ville-Pekka Eronen, Marko M. Mäkelä, Projected Extended Cutting Plane Method for Convex Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming. TUCS Technical Reports 1210, 2020.