Seminars held in 2010

Wednesday 27 January 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Daniel Hamilton (University of Edinburgh) Diet problems
Wednesday 10 February 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Daniel Robinson (University of Oxford and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Recent advances in second-derivative sequential quadratic programming methods
Wednesday 3 March 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Stan Zachary (Heriot-Watt University) Systems problems in the integration of renewable energy into the grid
Wednesday 10 March 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee) A limited memory steepest descent method
Thursday 18 March 2010 at 13.00, JCMB TBC Coralia Cartis (University of Edinburgh) Cancelled
Thursday 18 March 2010 at 16.00, JCMB 6206 János Pintér (Ozyegin University, Turkey and Pintér Consulting Services, Canada) Global optimization: selected applications
Wednesday 24 March 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Miklós Rásonyi (University of Edinburgh) Fast computation of particle filters
Wednesday 28 April 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Cole Smith (University of Florida, USA) Variable expansion and hybrid optimization techniques for solving bi-level problems
Wednesday 5 May 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 - Joint with NAIS Dominique Orban (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada) A primal-dual regularized interior-point method for convex quadratic programs
Tuesday 1 June 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 - Joint with NAIS Ted Ralphs (Lehigh University, USA) DIP with CHiPPS: a generic framework for decomposition methods in integer programming
Wednesday 13 October 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Kousha Etessami (Informatics, University of Edinburgh) Adding recursion to Markov chains, Markov decision processes, and stochastic games: algorithms and complexity
Wednesday 20 October 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Paul Trodden (University of Edinburgh) Model predictive control: optimization-based control for constrained systems
Wednesday 27 October 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Pedro Munari (University of São Paulo, Brazil) Further developments in the primal-dual column generation technique
Wednesday 3 November 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Serguei Foss (School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University) Stability of a Markov-modulated Markov chain, with applications to wireless networks governed by two protocols
Wednesday 10 November 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Jeffrey Blanchard (Grinnell College, USA) Greedy algorithms in compressed sensing
Wednesday 16 November 2010 at 13.00, Swann Building Room 7.15 Adam N. Letchford (Department of Management Science, Lancaster University) A tutorial on mixed-integer non-linear programming
Wednesday 17 November 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Benedetta Morini (University of Florence, Italy) Update preconditioning for sequences of linear systems in optimization
Wednesday 1 December 2010 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Julian Hall (University of Edinburgh) A high performance dual revised simplex solver

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