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Summer Graduate School

Continuous Optimization and Applications July 09, 2007 - July 20, 2007
Organizers Henry Wolkowicz. (University of Waterloo)
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Description This workshop is intended to introduce to graduate students the main ideas of Continuous Optimization and its Applications. In particular, we emphasize the major developments in the last ten years. This includes the use of interior point methods in the solution of large scale linear and nonlinear programs. The workshop includes a hands-on approach. Numerical tests will be done using the NEOS Server for Optimization. and the large group of NEOS Solvers.. Solution interpretation and sensitivity analysis will be emphasized. The workshop is divided into three series of lectures and hands-on labs.
  • The first series includes an introduction to the modern theory of convex programming, its extensions and applications. This includes separation and support theorems, and Lagrange multiplier results. This series emphasizes that: the great watershed in optimization is not between linearity and nonlinearity, but convexity and nonconvexity (Rockafellar, 1993.)
  • The main series of lectures involves numerical algorithms for general nonlinear optimization. This includes both modern interior point approaches as well as classical Lagrange multiplier methods such as sequential quadratic programming, SQP. We include applications to engineering and financial problems and emphasize the large scale case.
  • The final series concentrates on specialized topics and applications. In particular, this includes optimization over convex sets described as the intersections of the set of symmetric, positive semidefinite matrices with affine spaces, i.e. Semidefinite Programming. This area has attracted a lot of interest due to the number of important applications, to e.g. Discrete Optimization and more general Engineering Problems. We will study and use several current solvers that are in the public domain.
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Jul 09, 2007
Monday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #1
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session #2
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session #3
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 10, 2007
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #5
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
10:40 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session #6
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session #7
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 11, 2007
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #9
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session #10
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 12, 2007
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #11
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session #12
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session #13
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 13, 2007
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #14
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session #15
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session #16
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 16, 2007
Monday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session #17
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 18
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session 19
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 17, 2007
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session 20
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 21
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session 22
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 18, 2007
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session 23
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 24
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 19, 2007
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session 25
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 26
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session 27
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
Jul 20, 2007
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Session 28
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Session 29
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Session 30
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  Session 31
Nathan Krislock, Henry Wolkowicz