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2020
Presentations on JuDGE to ENRE

Andy Philpott and Tony Downward gave online presentations to the ENRE section of INFORMS.
JuDGE.jl package launched (github)

EPOC Winter Workshop Cancelled

The 2020 EPOC Winter Workshop has been cancelled owing to Level 2.5 Covid 19 restrictions in Auckland.
EPOC Winter Workshop

The 2020 EPOC Winter Workshop will be held on Friday, September 11, at the Engineering School (20 Symonds Street) at the University of Auckland.
PhD graduate opportunities in EPOC (movie)

Golbon Zakeri takes up new position

EPOC co-director Associate Professor Golbon Zakeri has taken up a new position as a tenured professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Golbon was a founding member of EPOC and has been instrumental in its success. We are sad to see her leave Auckland, but wish her well in her new role.
Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas visit to Auckland on February 10.

Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas, Boeing Professor of Operations Research at MIT presented two talks in Auckland on February 10. One presentation was in the Engineering Science seminar series, and the second lecture was part of a New Zealand Analytics Forum Meeting sponsored by the Operations Research Society of New Zealand. Slides can be downloaded by following the link above.
2019
EPOC Members Presented at INFORMS Annual Conference 2019, Seattle, WA.

Prof. Andy Philpott presented the IFORS Keynote Address at INFORMS on Climate Change Analytics, and Dr Anthony Downward presented work on investment planning for 100% renewables.
Presentation at the BIRS-CMO Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico

Andy Philpott presented at the BIRS-CMO Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico
EPOC Winter Workshop (pdf)

The 2019 EPOC Winter Workshop was held on Wednesday, September 11, at the Engineering School (20 Symonds Street) at the University of Auckland. Talk slides are now available for downloading in Workshops below.
2018
EPOC Winter Workshop (pdf)

The 2018 EPOC Winter Workshop was held on Friday, September 7, at the Engineering School (20 Symonds Street) at the University of Auckland. The talks are available for downloading in Workshops below.
Recent presentation

Andy Philpott presented at the CMS conference in Trondheim, Norway
Recent presentations

Michael Ferris gave three talks on complementarity as part of the EPOC Brown Bag series. Details can be found below.
EPOC software descriptions

Software descriptions now available from here.
SfTI sponsored workshop on Distributed Energy resources

Distributed Energy Resources is a SfTI sponsored workshop that will be held in Auckland on 12 and 13 January 2018. This workshop is supported through the National Science Challenge Portfolio 4, Smart Services. We are grateful to MBIE for their generous support of this project. To learn more about the Smart Services portfolio go to http://www.sftichallenge.govt.nz/research/portfolios/portfolio-4-smart-services.
2017
Congratulations!

EPOC offers congratulations to successful PhD candidates Keith Ruddell and Faisal Wahid who submitted final versions of their theses to the University of Auckland Library in September and October.
EPOC Winter Workshop Programme here (pdf)

The 2017 EPOC Winter Workshop was held on Monday, September 4, at the Engineering School (20 Symonds Street) at the University of Auckland. The talks are available for downloading in Workshops below.
EPOC Mini Workshop

A special EPOC Mini Workshop was held on Thursday, July 27, at the Engineering Science Department at the University of Auckland. The talks are available for downloading in Workshops below.
2016
EPOC Summer Workshop

A special EPOC Summer Workshop was held on Tuesday, November 13, at the Engineering School at the University of Auckland, 70 Symonds Street. The talks are now available for downloading in Workshops below.
Congratulations!

EPOC offers congratulations to co-director Golbon Zakeri who has just been promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Auckland.
EPOC Winter Workshop (Updated Programme) (pdf)

The 15th Annual EPOC Winter Workshop was held on Wednesday, September 7, at the Engineering School at the University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street. The programme is here and talks are now available for downloading in Workshops below.
EPOC Winter Workshop (Programme) (pdf)

The 15th Annual EPOC Winter Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at the Engineering School at the University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street. Latest programme can be downloaded here. If you wish to attend, please contact Andy Philpott at a.philpott@auckland.ac.nz.
PhD Scholarship Awarded (pdf)

The Te Punaha Matatini PhD scholarship for research leading to new models and software for computing the value of stored water has been awarded to Ms Niloufar Izadinia from Tehran. She will take up the scholarship in October 2016.
2015
EPOC Seminar by Par Holmberg (html)

Dr Par Holmberg from IFN, Stockholm will give a seminar, Pro-competitive rationing in multi-unit auctions, on December 9, Room 201, 70 Symonds Street.
EPOC Winter Workshop (html)

EPOC held its 14th annual Winter Workshop on September 9, 2015 at the School of Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street.
PhD Scholarship Announced (pdf)

Te Punaha Matatini will fund a PhD scholarship for research leading to new models and software for computing the value of stored water.
Winter School in Norway (html)

Four EPOC PhD students and Andy Philpott attended the NTNU Winter School in Energy Systems and Markets held at Kvitfjell from March 22-28.
2014
EPOC Winter Workshop (html)

EPOC held its 13th annual Winter Workshop on July 9, 2014 at the School of Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street.
Dr Athena Wu

Congratulations to Athena Wu who successfully defended her thesis "Expansion Models and Investment Decisions in Electricity Systems with Renewable-induced Uncertainties".
EPOC Winter Workshop (html)

EPOC will hold its 13th annual Winter Workshop in July, 2014 at the University of Auckland School of Engineering. More details will follow nearer the date.
2013
ATE Symposium (html)

EPOC was represented at the ATE Symposium at Massey University. Slides and videos can be viewed here.
CMSS workshop (pdf)

The Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences held a workshop in conjunction with EPOC in December.