New Directions in Nonlinear Optimization

Wednesday 19th March 2014, The University of Manchester


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Background to the Event

This workshop aims to highlight recent advances in nonlinear optimzation and indicate future research directions. It is an activity of the EPSRC Network Numerical Algorithms and High Performance Computing (NA-HPC), which is providing financial support.


Programme (Alan Turing Building, 1st floor, Frank Adams rooms 1 and 2)

11:00 - 11:50

Margaret Wright

Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization on Facebook:
"In a relationship" or "It's complicated"?

(Courant Institute, New York University)

11:50 - 12:40

Michal Kocvara

Nonlinear Conic Optimization: Why and How

We will present several examples of nonlinear semidefinite optimization
problems arising in practical applications. Then we will introduce a new
generation of the code PENNON and its younger (and free) brother PENLAB.
Both codes can solve problems of nonconvex nonlinear optimization with standard
(vector) variables and constraints, as well as matrix variables and constraints.

(School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham)

12:40 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:50

Coralia Cartis

Optimal Newton-type algorithms for nonconvex smooth optimization

(Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford)

2:50 - 3:40

Philip Gill

Regularized Active-Set and Interior Methods for Nonlinear Optimization

(Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego)



Online using the registration form. The administrator is Jenny Gradwell.

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