1st Discrete Optimization Day


Schedule Available HERE

Where: Room A-611 (main building), Universidad de O’Higgins, Rancagua

Day: Monday, September 23, 2019

Time: 10:15 – 16:30

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Gustavo Angulo (Pontificia Universidad Católica)
  • Daniel Espinoza (Gurobi Optimization)
  • Marcos Goycoolea (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Aleksandr Kazachkov (Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Eduardo Moreno (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Gonzalo Muñoz (Universidad de O’Higgins)

Note: all talks will be given in English

Organizing Committee:

  • Diego Morán (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Gonzalo Muñoz (Universidad de O’Higgins)

Our poster can be found HERE

Getting there

By bus: From Santiago, it is best to go to Terminal Sur (Universidad de Santiago station) and take a Tur-Bus. The driver can be asked to stop at the Alameda, which will leave you 2 blocks away of UOH. This is not an official stop, so it may be that the driver decides not to stop there; in this case, you have to get off at the bus station (Rodoviario) (15 minutes walking from the UOH). The other option from Santiago, and for the ones traveling from the south of Rancagua, is to take any bus that stops at Terminal O’Higgins and from there walk west 15 mins along the Alameda to the UOH or take a “colectivo”.

By train: Another good option is tren central (https://www.trencentral.cl/metrotren-rancagua) but the train station is a little further from the UOH. Approximately 20 minutes walking.

By car:  If you decide to drive, the road is simple given how one-dimensional Chile is. The only non-trivial recommendation we have is for the ones traveling from Santiago: give preference to Vespucio Sur and follow the southern access route. Without traffic, it should take you about 1 hour from the beginning of Vespucio Sur.


The UOH guards will be notified so that participants can use the university parking spaces. Access to the parking lot is on the west side of the university. When you arrive, please mention that you are coming to an event or meeting with Professor Gonzalo Muñoz. Something to take into account: the number of parking lots is limited, so if for some reason there are no spaces available, there are several parking options in the blocks south of the university.

Lunch Options

Name Style Address Distance
Mr Olguin Chilean Cáceres 468 400 m
Tierra Norteña Peruvian Lib. Bernardo O’Higgins 51 700 m
La Pamplona Burgers Almarza 495 1.1 km
Tacu Tacu Peruvian Estado 28 270 m
Delicias Calú Cafe On Campus
La Bomba Chilean Fuente de Soda Lib. Bernardo O’Higgins 540 160 m
Café Hygge Cafe Campos 190 450 m
Rasa, sabores del alma Vegetarian Cuevas 755 700 m
B-Restobar Sushi Alcázar 445 950 m
Mubefri Burgers Gamero 250 1.2 km
Alma Latin-Asian Almarza 483 1.1 km
Cafetería Dulce Aroma Cafe Cáceres 527 350 m