26 Dec

2020 COIN-OR Cup Awarded

The 2020 COIN-OR Cup was awarded at the foundation’s annual meeting, which took place online on November 16, 2020. The winner of the COIN-OR Cup 2020 is:

Muriqui Optimizer: An open source solver for convex Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming”

Congratulations to the Muriqui team: Wendel Melo, Marcia Fampa and Fernanda Raup.

Muriqui Optimizer is an open-source solver for convex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems. Its development began about 10 years ago with the Master dissertation of Wendel Melo and it is still actively developed today. Muriqui implements a vast number of algorithms from literature (+70,000 lines of code), easing the development of customized algorithms for specific applications. It also provides interfaces to other COIN-OR projects, such as CBC and IPOPT.

In the COIN-OR spirit of reproducible research, new features and computational experiments with this open source-solver were discussed in five papers published in recognized scientific journals.

COIN-OR Cup committee members: Haroldo G. Santos and Samuel S. Brito