About

This is a blog about constraint programming, especially applications of constraint programming.

Helmut Simonis (taking pictures)

I’m Helmut Simonis, I’m a researcher at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), a research centre on Constraints, Optimisation and AI at the University College Cork. I’m also the applications editor of the Constraints journal.

Before coming to Cork, I was working in London, for the start-up companies Parc Technologies and CrossCore Optimization, while at the same time working at IC-PARC in Imperial College London as a principal research fellow. During this time I was working mainly on applying constraint programming to network management and optimization problems.

From 1990-2000 I was working as co-founder and technical director at COSYTEC in Orsay near Paris. During that time I was involved in developing many constraint applications for scheduling, personnel assignment and transportation.

From 1986-1990 I was a researcher at ECRC in Munich, a tri-national industrial research centre. At ECRC we developed the CHIP system, one of the first constraint programming platforms.

3 Responses to About

  1. Helmut,
    I’d like to congratulate you and readers of your newly born blog. I am sure that descriptions of CP applications in which you was involved over years will become a very useful source of information for CP practitioners.
    Best,
    Jacob

  2. Trijntje Cornelissens says:

    Helmut,
    I really love it to see that CP is still alive.
    Nice blog, I am a fan.
    Trijntje

  3. Peter Chan says:

    Helmut,
    Greetings to you and all CP fans !
    Very interesting to see this development.
    One day, CP will enter the mainstream in computer science.

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