Computational Optimal Transport

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Computational Optimal Transport

Optimal transport is the mathematical discipline of matching supply to demand while minimizing shipping costs. This matching problem becomes extremely challenging as the quantity of supply and demand points increases; modern applications must cope with thousands or millions of these at a time. Here, we introduce the computational optimal transport problem and summarize recent ideas for achieving new heights in efficiency and scalability. 

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Mathematical subjects

Numerics and Scientific Computing

Connections to other fields

Computer Science


Justin Solomon


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Algebra and Number Theory
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Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

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Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
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