Multi-Objective Knapsack Problem

This is a Multi-Objective Optimization problem: a variation of uni-objective Knapsack Problem: In this case instead of maximizing profits we look at multiple objectives.


Project Selection Problem

We want to select projects for investing some money

  • the budget is 900k euros (this this the constraint)

Objectives:

  • Maximize expected profits
  • Maximize the number of employees
Projects $\to$ $P_1$ $P_2$ $P_3$ $P_4$
Investment, k-euro 200 300 400 500
# of employees 2 3 5 6
Exp. return, % 2.5 4.5 4 2.5

For example

  • $P_3 + P_4 \leqslant 900$, can employ 11 people


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We see that there are only two interesting solutions

  • all other solutions are dominated by these two


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