Project Bidding Data (00038)

This dataset contains bids of students over a set of projects for student/project allocations at the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. Each project is supervised by an individual each with a maximum capacity of supervision. There are 8 years worth of data in this set and with between 31 and 51 students and 56 and 155 projects. This data was kindly donated by David Manlove who collected this data.

In addition to the strict and incomplete preference profiles of the students we have extended the profiles with all unranked items tied at the end. We have also posted .dat files containing the supervisor identifiers and capacities. The format for the .dat files is Supervisor ID, Capacity, Projects; where Projects is a space separated list of the projects supervised by the Supervisor. Each project has a capacity of 1 while each supervisor has a variable capacity. In academic sessions 2007-08 and 2008-09 there were no supervisor capacities in force, thus the projects and supervisors are in 1-1 correspondence.

Required citations: Augustine Kwanashie, Robert W. Irving, David F. Manlove, and Colin T.S. Sng. Profile-based optimal matchings in the Student/Project Allocation problem. International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, 2014 (Bibtex).

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  • Number of files: 24
  • Total size: 179.2 KB
  • Data types: dat, soi, toc.
  • Publication date: April 13, 2017
  • Last modification: April 10, 2024
Capacities_Projects_07_08.txt — 00038-00000001.soi
Capacities_Projects_08_09.txt — 00038-00000002.soi
Projects_09_10.txt — 00038-00000003.soi
Capacities_Projects_10_11.txt — 00038-00000004.soi
Capacities_Projects_11_12.txt — 00038-00000005.soi
Capacities_Projects_12_13.txt — 00038-00000006.soi
Capacities_Projects_13_14.txt — 00038-00000007.soi
Capacities_Projects_14_15.txt — 00038-00000008.soi