Wednesday 29 March 2017   Edinburgh
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About the workshop

Recent advances in the design of efficient preconditioners for optimization and PDEs will be discussed. This workshop will consist of several presentations by leading researchers, with the aim of promoting an exchange of ideas to advance the state of the art in this area.


Wednesday 29 March, 2017.

Invited speakers

Dr John Pearson  (University of Kent, UK).
Dr Jennifer Pestana  (University of Strathclyde, UK).
Dr Margherita Porcelli  (University of Florence, Italy).
Dr Tyrone Rees  (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK).


The workshop will be held in Room 6201 at the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) in the School of Mathematics, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, Scotland.
Map of King's Buildings Campus.


Prof Jacek Gondzio,   Email:
Mr Lukas Schork,   Email:

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Participation is free of charge, but you are required to register for catering and organizational purposes. The deadline for registration is 2pm on Monday 27th March 2017.
To register, send an email to with your title, full name, institution and email address.

Registered attendees:

  1. Miguel Anjos (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
  2. Xavier Cabezas (University of Edinburgh)
  3. Mahdi Doostmohammadi (University of Edinburgh)
  4. Ivet Galabova (University of Edinburgh)
  5. Sergio García Quiles (University of Edinburgh)
  6. Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
  7. Andreas Grothey (University of Edinburgh)
  8. Julian Hall (University of Edinburgh)
  9. Joerg Kalcics (University of Edinburgh)
  10. Minerva Martin del Campo (University of Edinburgh)
  11. Ken McKinnon, (University of Edinburgh)
  12. John Pearson (University of Kent)
  13. Jennifer Pestana (University of Strathclyde)
  14. Saranthorn Phusingha (University of Edinburgh)
  15. Aleksandra Plochocka (University of Edinburgh)
  16. Margherita Porcelli (University of Florence)
  17. Spyridon Pougkakiotis (University of Edinburgh)
  18. Tyrone Rees (STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
  19. Lukas Schaefer (University of Edinburgh)
  20. Lukas Schork (University of Edinburgh)
  21. Alemseged Weldeyesus (University of Edinburgh)

Hard work continued after the workshop, see the: photo