Workshop on Continuous Optimisation: Theory, Methods and Applications

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Federation University Australia, April 16–17 2015

This year’s event was dedicated to the late Professor Alexander Rubinov. As founding director of the University of Ballarat’s Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, Professor Rubinov made a significant contribution to optimisation theory and in particular to nonsmooth and global optimisation. He closely collaborated with colleagues from other Australian and overseas universities. Professor Rubinov organised several Australian Optimisation Day workshops at the University of Ballarat and also the 6th International Conference on Optimisation: Techniques and Applications.

In April, leading Australian continuous optimisation experts and practitioners gathered at Federation University Australia to explore all areas of continuous optimisation and optimal control. The workshop provided excellent opportunities for discussion among participants on new findings and possible collaborations. It was also an excellent opportunity for PhD students to meet leading Australian experts in optimisation and control theory.

The presentations covered different areas of continuous optimisation and its applications. Topics included variational analysis, optimisation theory, numerical optimisation, control theory, set-valued analysis and application areas such as data mining and artificial intelligence, optimisation of water distribution systems and engineering.

A special session showcased achievements of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, Faculty of Science and Technology, Federation University Australia.

MathSciNet Classification
90C30, 90C26, 90C46

Program structure

Other Sponsors
Federation University Australia

Contact
Associate Professor Adil Bagirov, Federation University Australia
a.bagirov@federation.edu.au

Organisers

Professor Andrew Eberhard, RMIT University
Associate Professor Adil Bagirov, Federation University Australia
Associate Professor Alex Kruger, Federation University Australia
Associate Professor David Yost, Federation University Australia
Dr Musa Mammadov, Federation University Australia
Dr Julien Ugon, Federation University Australia
Dr Nadia Sukhorukova
, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Zari Dzalilov, Federation University Australia
Helen Wade, Federation University Australia

Special presenters

Laureate Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, The University of Newcastle
Research interests: pure and applied mathematics, computer science, optimisation and variational analysis
Professor Kok Lay Teo, Curtin University of Technology
Research interests: control theory, computational methods for optimal control & optimisation, financial portfolio optimisation, operations research, signal processing in telecommunications engineering

Participant Summary

Attendees

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES

XX

  • Academic

    64%

  • Postdocs

    0%

  • Post Graduates

    28%

  • Students

    8%

  • Industry

    0%

Gender

Gender Breakdown

State Breakdown
Victoria
50%
Australian Capital Territory
50%
New South Wales
50%
Queensland
0%
South Australia
0%
Western Australia
0%
Tasmania
0%
Northern Territory
0%
International
0%
Citizenship Status
Domestic - 60%
50%
International - 40%
50%
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