March 27, 2015

Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar

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The inaugural meeting of the Fields Industrial Optimization Seminar took place on November 2 at 5:00 p.m.. This series will meet once a month, on the first Tuesday, in the early evening. Each meeting will comprise two related lectures on a topic in optimization; typically, one speaker will be a university-based research and the other from the private or government sector.We welcome the participation of everyone in the academic or industrial community with an interest in optimization -- theory or practice, expert or student.

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May 3, 2005 -5:00 p.m.

Andrew Conn (IBM)
Optimization at Watson
Derivative Free Optimization and Not An Introduction and New Results

Chandu Visweswariah (IBM)
Mathematics and Engineering: A Clash of Cultures?


April 5, 2005 - 5:00 p.m.

Leon Lasdon, Information, Risk, and Operations Management Dept., McCombs School of Business
University of Texas
SLP Algorithms and Refinery Optimization
David R. Heltne, Managing Consultant - SCM, Lakeside Technology Associates
Refinery Planning Using SLP Algorithms

March 1, 2005

Andreas Waechter
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Interior Point Algorithms for Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming: Theory and Algorithmic Development
Larry Biegler
Carnegie Mellon University
Interior Point Algorithms for Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming: Applications in Dynamic Systems

February 1, 2005

John Dennis, Research Professor and Noah Harding Professor Emeritus, Rice University
Optimization using surrogates for engineering design

John Betts,
Math and Engineering Analysis, The Boeing Company
Is a Good NLP all you need to Solve Optimal Control Problems?

December 7, 2004 -- 5.00 p.m.

George F. Corliss, Marquette University
Automatic Differentiation
Joaquim Martins, University of Toronto
Aero-Structural Wing Design using Coupled Sensitivity Analysis

November 2, 2004 -- 5:00 p.m.

Henry Wolkowicz, COO Waterloo
Robust algorithms for large sparse semidefinite programming (SDP)
Anthony Vannelli, ECE Waterloo
New Modelling Techniques for the Global Routing Problem

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