Optimize assignment of students to research projects

Use an IBM ILOG optimization model with data from a relational database

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Anton Zorin and Carl Osipov

Date archived: August 1, 2016 | First published: February 08, 2011

This article describes how to build a web application that helps to optimize assignment of students to research project positions. The assignment process retrieves data from a remote DB2 database and uses ILOG CPLEX to perform the optimization. A web browser based client interacts with the application from IBM Lotus® Connections through iWidgets.

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ArticleTitle=Smarter collaboration for the education industry using Lotus Connections, Part 2: Optimize assignment of students to research projects