Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Ferdinando Fioretto


Computer Science, Constrained Optimization, Machine Learning


Achieving fusion of deep learning with combinatorial algorithms promises transformativechanges to AI. Creating an impact in a real-world setting requires AI techniques to span a pipeline from data, to predictive models, to decisions. Aligning these components together requires careful consideration, as having these components trained separately does not account for the end goal of the model. This work surveys general frameworks for melding these components, we focus on the integration of optimization methods with machine learning architectures. We address some challenges and limitations associated with these methods and propose a novel approach to address some of the bottlenecks that arise.


Open Access



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