EURO PhD School “Data Driven Decision Making and Optimization”

The EURO PhD School (EPS) will be focused on giving participants advanced training on the use of Data Science to aid Data Driven Decision Making. There will be two main components in this EPS. First, methodological training on the role of Mathematical Optimization in Data Science will be given in the format of lectures and computer workshops. The lectures will highlight the mathematical modelling and numerical optimization behind data analysis and data visualization tools. The computer workshops will put this knowledge in action. Second, applications of the acquired knowledge to the modeling of specific industrial problems will be presented by professionals from industry and worked out by the PhD students. Mathematical models and numerical solution approaches will be developed and communicated, following a collaborative approach, in which the PhD students will work in small groups under the guidance of the instructors. 

To apply to the EURO PhD School on Data Driven Decision Making and Optimization,, the candidates should be from a EURO member society country or studying in a EURO member society country. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received support from EURO for other PhD schools.

PhD students need to apply to be admitted to the EURO PhD School. The candidates will be required to have basic knowledge of Mathematical Optimization, Operations Research or Statistical Data Analysis. Applications should be submitted via email to, with the subject “Application to EURO PhD School in Seville”. For the application the following documents are needed:

Curriculum Vitae from the applicant
A letter of motivation from the applicant to attend EURO PhD School
Recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor
Those applicants admitted to the EURO PhD School will be automatically considered for a scholarship to partially cover the fees of the EURO PhD School. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2022. The applications will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will consider (amongst other criteria): the excellence of the applicants, the area they are working in, and the benefit to the PhD student of attending the EURO PhD School. The applicants will be notified by March 1, 2022.

The attendance of the EURO PhD School implies the payment of a fee covering: (i) accommodation, (ii) meals, and (iii) social activities. There will be 20 scholarships to partially cover the fees.

The reduced fee (with a scholarship) is €200.
The full fee (without a scholarship) is €500.
Important dates:
February 15, 2022     Deadline for applications
March 1, 2022            Notification of acceptance decision
June 13-22, 2022    EURO PhD School on Data Driven Decision Making and Optimization