Seminars held in 2011

Tuesday 18 January 2011 at 13.00, JCMB 6206 Adam Ouorou (France Télécom/Orange) Tractable approximations to a robust capacity assignment model in telecommunications
Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Dimitrios Konstantinides (University of the Aegean, Greece) The probabilities of absolute ruin in the renewal risk model with constant force of interest
Wednesday 16 February 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 R. James Cruise (School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University) A scaling framework for the many flows asymptotic, through large deviations
Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Andreas Grothey (University of Edinburgh) Decomposition-based and multi-level crash-start for IPM applied to stochastic programming problems
Wednesday 2 March 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Dudley Foster (Independent consultant) Reflections on management issues in the use of linear programming
Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 15.30, Cancelled Yurii Nesterov (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) Random gradient-free minimization of convex functions
Wednesday 30 March 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Xinan Yang (University of Edinburgh) Modelling and solving the top-percentile traffic routing problem by approximate dynamic programming technique
Wednesday 11 May 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Ted Ralphs (Lehigh University, USA) Bilevel Mixed Integer Programming
Thursday 12 May 2011 at 9.00-17.00, Informatics Forum, Room 4.31 (Maxwell Institute Symposium) Maxwell Institute Symposium Computational complexity challenges in optimization
Friday 13 May 2011 at 16.10, JCMB Lecture Theatre C (Maxwell Institute Colloquium) Felipe Cucker (City University of Hong Kong) On Smale's 17th problem
Wednesday 28 September 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Kerem Akartunali (Business school, University of Strathclyde) Integer programming: two applications
Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 14.30, JCMB 6206 Jaroslav Fowkes (University of Edinburgh) Global optimization of Lipschitz continuous functions
Tuesday 18 October 2011 at 13.00, JCMB 6206 Margherita Porcelli (Department of Mathematics, University of Namur FUNDP) A multilevel augmented Lagrangian approach for structural optimization
Wednesday 26 October 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Pavel Zhlobich (University of Edinburgh) Multilevel quasiseparable matrices and their applications
Wednesday 9 November 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Ken McKinnon (University of Edinburgh) Minimizing load shedding in electricity networks by preventive islanding
Wednesday 16 November 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Radoslav Harman (Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Comenius University, Bratislava) Algorithms for constructing optimal approximate designs of experiments
Wednesday 30 November 2011 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Vsevolod Shneer (School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University) Stability of Markov-modulated Markov chains

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