Friday October 18

University Suite, Holmes Student Center [building map]
08:00 - 08:30 Breakfast and Welcome
08:30 - 09:10 Henry Wolkowicz University of Waterloo Hard Combinatorial Problems, Semi-definite Relaxations, Facial Reduction, and Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers
09:10 - 09:35 Sven Leyffer Argonne National Laboratory Optimization Application at the Department of Energy
09:35 - 09:55 Anuj Bajaj Wayne State University Solving Multifacility Location Problems by DC Algorithms
09:55 - 10:15 Minh Bui North Carolina State University Solving Multivariate Structured Convex Minimization Problems in Hilbert Spaces
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:25 Stefan Wild Argonne National Laboratory Derivative-Free Robust Optimization by Outer Approximation
11:25 - 11:50 Baha Alzalg The Ohio State University Hybrid volumetric-logarithmic path-following algorithms for symmetric cone programming
11:50 - 12:10 Hang Nguyen Wayne State University Augmented Lagrangian Method for Second-Order Cone Programs under Second-Order Sufficient Optimality Condition
12:10 - 12:30 Glenn Harris Northern Illinois University Graph Theory as a Tool for a Strong Nash Equilibrium Existence Result
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 James V. Burke University of Washington Quadratic convergence of SQP-like methods for convex composite optimzation
14:40 - 15:05 Gabor Pataki UNC Chapel Hill On positive duality gaps in semidefinite programming
15:05 - 15:25 Thi Tu Trinh Tran Oakland University Metric subregularity of the subdifferentials in \(\ell_1\) optimization with applications
15:25 - 15:45 Scott Rexford Northern Illinois University Modern Geometric Approach to the Calculus of Variations
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:55 Boris Mordukhovich Wayne State University Parabolic Regularity in Variational Analysis and Optimization
16:55 - 17:15 Ashkan Mohammadi Wayne State University Variational analysis of composite models with applications to composite optimization
17:15 - 17:35 Phat Vo Wayne State University Second-order Characterizations of Quasiconvexity and Pseudoconvexity for Differentiable Functions with Lipschitzian Derivatives
17:35 - 17:55 Nguyen-Truc-Dao Nguyen Wayne State University Optimal control of a nonsmooth perturbed sweeping process and its applications
17:55 - 18:00 Closing