Informal Workshop on Nonlinear Optimisation

June 24 -- 25, 2016 Room MC 105B, Middlesex College, Western

While there is no charge for this meeting, for catering reasons please email Greg Reid ( by 5.00 pm Wednesday if you will be in attendance.

Session 1 (June 24, 1.00-5.30)

12.00-12:45 Informal self-paid lunch at the Graduate Club (Ground Floor of Middlesex College Room 19 - at a table designated "Informal Optimists")

1.00-2.00 Levent Tuncel (Waterloo)

Variable Hessian Metrics and Primal-Dual Algorithms for Convex Optimisation

2.00-2.30 Scott Lindstrom (Newcastle)

Dynamics of some non convex Douglas-Rachford methods

2.30-3.30 Asen Dontchev (Math Reviews)

Strong Metric Subregularity

3.30-4.00 Coffee - Grad Club

4.00-4.30 Matt Skerritt (Newcastle)

Computation on GPUs

4:30-5.00 Eva Curry (Acadia) Computational Complexity of Addition with Multidimensional Digit Representations

5:00-5.30 General discussion on

Current and future directions for nonlinear optimisation

7.30 Workshop Dinner - Jack Astors 660 Richmond Str

Session 2 (June 25, 10.00- 1.00)

10.00-11.00 Jim Zhu (Western Michigan) Convex duality in mathematical finance

11:00-11:30 Fei Wang (Western) Computation of PSD moment matrices by facial reduction and the Douglas Rachford method for the real radical ideal

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-1.00 Henry Wokowitz (Waterloo)

Applications of Facial Reduction to Compressed Sensing, Sensor Network Localizations, and Molecular Conformation

1.00-2.30 Lunch

Session 3 (June 25, 2.30-5.00)

2.30-3.30 Jon Borwein (Newcastle)

Variational Analysis in the Presence of Symmetry

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-5.00 Boris Mordhukovich (Wayne State)

Optimal Control of the Perturbed Sweeping Process with Applications to the Crowd Motion Model

JMB 14/6/16