The Latest Score in Optimization

Friday, June 6, 2003 - 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Keller 3-180
Margaret Wright (New York University)
During the past twenty years, continuous optimization has become (in the admittedly biased view of the speaker) ever more important across applied mathematics, computer science, and real-world applications of all kinds. This talk will survey selected highlights, emphasizing two areas of active research (direct search and interior-point methods) as well as the growing association between optimization and other fields of applied mathematics, computer science, science, engineering, and medicine (such as partial differential equations, combinatorial optimization, design, and data analysis).