Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial Applications

Monday, May 9, 2016

Professor Henry Wolkowicz is a co-organizer of the Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial Applications.

The workshop, which will be held at the Fields Institute in Toronto from June 2-4, 2016, will focus on algorithms for solving large-scale continuous optimization problems, both convex and nonconvex, as well as their industrial applications in a variety of contexts. Some talks will have a theoretical focus (e.g., convergence theory, complexity); others will have a more practical focus (e.g., computational practice), and others will focus on specific problems arising in an industrial setting.

The workshop will celebrate the 70th birthday of Andrew Conn, who, arguably more than anyone, has made major contributions both to the theory of algorithms for nonlinear optimization and application of algorithm

Andrew Conn
s through high performance software tools to solve industrial optimization problems of critical importance. Dr. Conn is currently a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1971, and was then a faculty member in the C&O department from 1972 to 1990.