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Fields Institute Informal Working Group on Validated Methods for Optimization

Prepared by George Corliss, May 27-31, 2002

Workshop entry page:


Workshop participants


Raw schedule photo
Index to photos of our blackboard notes
Photos of George's handwritten notes

Topics: (photo)

Enclosures   Applications
 Taylor models   Financial
 Bernstein, Garloff, Griewank   Geometric, combinatorial
 Big boxes: efficient f([X]) - c <= 0   Tucker, reachability sets
 Enclosure trade-offs   Optimal control
     Killers? Blockbusters?
Techniques for optimization   Supporting techniques
 Share, trade-off, synergies   Policy on "interval"
 Accelerations   Baker's SIAM Review article
 Randomizations   Computing with probabilities
 Multi-precision, blow, Ax=b    
 Linear LP, Singular Fritz-John   Photos of raw suggestions: 1, 2, 3
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Daily schedule:
      9:30 Begin
      10:30 Coffee
      12:00 Lunch
      1:30 Resume
      3:00 Tea

Monday, May 27, AM

Monday, May 27, PM

Tuesday, May 28, AM. Photo of schedule

Pack 7 circles  Pack 10 circles

Tuesday, May 28, PM

Fields' spiral staircase

Wednesday, May 29, AM. Photo of schedule

Wednesday, May 29, PM

Thursday, May 30, AM. Photo of schedule

Thursday, May 30, PM

Friday, May 31, AM. Photo of schedule

Friday, May 31, PM

Saturday, June 1, AM

We promise:

Some mentioned applications of global optimization:

We thank the Fields Institute for its generous support and encouragement