Advanced Optimization Laboratory

McMaster Optimization Workshop

May 23-24, 2002
Hamilton, Ontario

The McMaster Optimization Workshop will be held at the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 23-24, 2002.  The workshop will be sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, and hosted by the Advanced Optimization Lab at the Department of Computing and Software.

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Workshop Scope

The workshop is a small informal meeting aiming at bringing together various researchers working on some closely related areas and providing a chance for these leading experts to review the most recent developments and discuss the challenges in the future. All the talks are by invitation only. The topics of the workshop cover interior-point methods, general nonlinear and semidefinite optimization and optimization software. The workshop is open to any people who is interested in these topics.


 ** PHOTO GALLERY OF WORKSHOP IN PROGRESS**

May 23  May 24

Pictures Taken by Akiko (Kuno) Yoshise


Workshop Program

May 23, 2002
 8:00-9:00 Breakfast
 9:00-9:10 Opening
Section I -- Software and Implementation
9:10-9:50 S. Wright  Object-Oriented Software for Quadractic Programming

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9:50-10:30 E. D. Andersen Conic Optimization in MOSEK: Present and Future

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10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:40 J. Sturm Computational Aspects of Solving Mixed Semi-definite and Second Order Cone Optimization Problems

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11:40-12:20 C. Helmberg A Conic Bundle Package for Linear Programming over Symmetric Cones

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12:20-14:00 Lunch
Section II -- Nonlinear and Nonsmooth Optimization
14:00-14:40 S. Scholtes Nonsmooth Programs with Combinatorial Constraints

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14:40-15:20 A. Yoshise A Generalization of the Homogeneous Model for Complementary Problems

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15:20-15:50 Break
15:50-16:30 J. Sun Semismooth Homeomorphisms and Strong Stability of Semi-definite and Lorentz Complementarity Problems

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16:30-17:10 F. Glineur Analyzing Conic Problems involving Single Second-Order Cone Constraint

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May, 24, 2002
Section III -- Semi-definite Optimization and Bundle Methods
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9:00-9:40 M. Kojima SDP and SOCP relaxations of a Class of Quadratic Optimization Problems

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9:40-10:20 M. Al-Baali On the performance of new algorithms for large-scale non-linear least squares

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10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-11:30 F. Rendl Bundle Methods Applied to Combinatorial Optimization Problems

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11:30-12:10 J. Gondzio Hamiltonian Cycle Problem, Markov Decision Processes, and Interior Point Methods

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12:10-14:00 Lunch
Section IV -- Application of Optimization in Engineering
14:00-14:40 Y. Yuan On the Regularity of Trust Region-CG Algorithms for Non-linear Ill-posed Problems

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14:40-15:20 J. Zhang A Theoretical Analysis on Efficiency of some Newton-PCG Methods

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15:20-15:50 Break
15:50-16:30 H. G. Bock Real Time Optimization and Model Predictive Control of Large DAE Modeled Processes with Application to Chemical Engineering

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16:30-17:10 Tom Luo Optimization Transceiver Design for Multi-user Communication

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17:10-17:20 Closing

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Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee Chair is Tamás Terlaky, terlaky@mcmaster.ca. The full committee consists of:

  • Tom Luo (Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University)
  • Jiming Peng (Computing and Software, McMaster University)
  • Tamás Terlaky (Computing and Software, McMaster University)

Location Information

The workshop will take place at the new home, the Information Technology Building (ITB), of the Department of Computing and Software, at McMaster University, which is pictured above. ITB houses the newly established Advanced Optimization Lab of the department.

Hamilton is conveniently located in the heart of Southeastern Ontario, one of Canada's most prosperous areas. The Great Lakes and the Niagara region are within easy drives. The flight possibilities are excellent. The McMaster campus is a 45-minute drive from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Frequent transportation between Toronto and Hamilton is provided by GoTransit. Hamilton is also served by its own international airport. Airways Transit provides usually reliable door-to-door shuttle service from the airports.

If you are driving, follow these directions up to the campus entrance and then use the campus map. The conference building is Information Technology

See here for current Hamilton weather.


Registration

No Registration fee involved, but please send your personal information (name, address, email, possible topic) to pengj@mcmaster.ca, and indicate which part of the workshop you will attend.


Interesting Links

2nd Annual McMaster Optimization Conference: Theory and Applications (Aug 1-3, 2002)


Last updated:  02/12/02