Optimisation in the real world is an initiative by Stephen J. Maher  to raise awareness of how optimisation regularly influences our lives. Stephen is a research fellow at University of Exeter working on practical and theoretical aspects of optimisation. Stephen has an intense interest in optimisation and how it is used for practical applications. He wishes to share his knowledge of optimisation and explain how it is becoming more a part of our world.

This website is the result of a project to highlight where optimisation is used in the real world. There are so many ways in which we use optimisation, whether explicitly or implicitly. Also, there are many ways in which optimisation is used for us, such as when we order groceries online or waiting for mail delivery. By raising awareness of the uses of optimisation, we hope to open another window into how the world operates around you.