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May 2018

ALOP-Colloquium with Prof. Partha Lahiri

14. May 2018 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, May 14, 2018, at 16:00,  Prof. Partha Lahiri of the University of Maryland College Park will join the ALOP-Colloquium and present his recent work entitled "Big data in official statistics." Abstract:  The demand for various socio-economic, transportation, and health statistics for small geographical areas is steadily increasing at a time when survey agencies are desperately looking for ways to reduce costs to meet fixed budgetary requirements.  In the current survey environment, the application of standard sample survey methods…

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June 2018

Short Course on Parallel Optimization Methods for Time Dependent Problems

5. June 2018 / 8:30 - 12. June 2018 / 10:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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Prof. Matthias Heinkenschloss with the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University in Houston, Texas is offering a short course on Parallel Optimization Methods for Time Dependent Problems at Trier University on behalf of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization.  The course will consist of three lectures, with the tentative lecture schedule to follow soon. The lectures will take place on the following dates and times: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 8:30 c.t. in HS 10 Thursday, June…

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ALOP-Colloquium with Mehiddin Al-Baali

28. June 2018 / 16:00 - 17:30

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Mehiddin Al-Baali, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman will present his recent work entitled  On the Damped Technique, Self-Scaling and their Combination when Introduced to the Broyden Family of Methods for Unconstrained Optimization Recently, we have extended the damped-technique in the modified BFGS method of Powell for constrained optimization to the Broyden family of quasi-Newton methods for unconstrained optimization. Appropriate choices for the damped parameter will be…

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July 2018

Women in Shape (WiSh) – a Collaborative Research Workshop

16. July 2018 / 8:00 - 20. July 2018 / 17:00
Robert-Schuman-Haus, Auf der Jüngt 1
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate 54293 Germany
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The Collaborative Research Workshop Women in Shape -3 (WiSh): Modeling Objects in 2D and 3D will take place in Trier, Germany from 16 July through 20 July, 2018.   Unlike the traditional workshop format, the focus of WiSh is to carry out a few designated research projects that will be initiated during the workshop and lead to a viable collaboration among the participants. Participants: We welcome applications from women researchers at various stages in their careers (from graduate student to…

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August 2018

Presentation by Dr. Christina Schenk of Carnegie Mellon University

1. August 2018 / 12:00 - 14:00

Dr. Christina Schenk, an ALOP Alumni and current post doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, will join us for research collaboration and speak during our research seminar on August 1, 2018 on the following topic: Parameter Estimation for Pharmaceutical Processes - Advancements and Case Studies Abstract: The development of drug manufacturing processes involves dealing with spectroscopic data. When dealing with spectroscopic data, the identification of parameters and variances still remains a challenging task. In many cases kinetic parameter identification from…

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Summer School 2018 – Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming

13. August 2018 - 16. August 2018
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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The Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization proudly announces its third annual Summer/Autumn School from August 13-16, 2018. This year's focus will be on Mixed Integer Non-Linear Programming.   Confirmed speakers are: Oliver Bastert & Zsolt Csimadia (FICO, Xpress Optimization) Christoph Buchheim (TU Dortmund) Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Labratory) Jeff Linderoth (University of Wisconsin-Madison)   Organizers:  Ulf Friedrich, Volker Schulz, Sven de Vries  You may download a preliminary schedule here Please find all the details at alop.uni-trier.de/MINLP

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September 2018

EUCCO 2018 – 5th European Conference on Computational Optimization

10. September 2018 - 12. September 2018

Registration for EUCCO 2018 is now open. Please refer to the detailed registration information located on the website.

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October 2018

Optimization Days – Math Workshop for Female Master Students

4. October 2018 / 13:00 - 6. October 2018 / 11:00

Optimization Days - a Math Workshop for Female Master Students will take place in Trier, Germany from 4 October through 6 October, 2018.   Getting ready to cross the finish line? This workshop will support you in your final steps with courses on "How to write a Mathematical Thesis" by Prof. Dr. Mirjam Dür and "Presenting yourself in Public" by actress Barbara Ullmann. In addition, you will have  a chance to meet with local PhD students to discuss your field…

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ALOP Colloquium with Arie M.C.A. Koster

29. October 2018 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, October 29, 2018 at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Dr. Ir. Arie M.C. A. Koster  of RWTH Aachen will present his recent work entitled Robust Combinatorial Optimization - New Problems and Solutions Abstract: The growing need to deal with uncertainties in optimization processes has lead to many new research directions. In robust optimization, an uncertainty set has to be defined containing all scenarios to be considered. Availability of historical data often suggests the use of a discrete or polyhedral uncertainty…

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November 2018

ALOP Colloquium with Caroline Geiersbach

26. November 2018 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, November 26, 2018 at 16:00 c.t.  Caroline Geiersbach of Universität Wien will present her recent work entitled   Stochastic Approximation for Shape Optimization     The presentation will take place in HS 9. Please join us for coffee at 15:45 in E10.

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December 2018

ALOP Colloquium with Frank Vallentin

3. December 2018 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, December 3, 2018 at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Dr. Frank Vallentin of Universität Köln will present his recent work entitled "Chromatic numbers of geometric graphs" Abstract: A classical problem in discrete geometry (due to Hadwiger and Nelson) is to find the minimal number of colors one needs to color all points in the Euclidean plane so that no two points which are distance 1 apart receive the same color. Similar geometric coloring problems can be posed in the context…

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ALOP Colloquium with Ingenuin Gasser

6. December 2018 / 16:00 - 18:00

On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 16:00 c.t.  Prof. Gasser of Universität Hamburg will present his recent work entitled   Modelling, simulation and optimisation of power plants based on renewable energies   Abstract: In this seminar we discuss the fluid dynamics of  parabolic trough, solar updraft towers, energy towers and osmotic power stations.  The main issue is to discuss simple fluid dynamic models which on one hand describe the main features of the mentioned applications and on the other allow…

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January 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Martin Gugat, FAU Erlangen

28. January 2019 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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On Monday, January 28, 2019 at 16:00 c.t.  Prof. Dr. Martin Gugat of FAU Erlangen will present his recent work entitled   On the limits of boundary stabilizability for networks of strings.   Abstract: An example by Bastin and Coron illustrates that theboundary stabilization of 1-d hyperbolic systemswith certain source terms is only possible if the lengthof the space interval is sufficiently small. We show that simlar phenomena also occur fornetworks of vibrating strings that are governedby the wave equation with…

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March 2019

Presentation by Bernhard Werner, TU München

21. March 2019 / 9:00 - 10:30
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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Dr. Bernhard Werner, TU München will visit Trier University and speak on the following topic:   Strichbasierte Handschriftenerkennung: Theorie und Anwendung Abtract: Der Vortrag beschreibt Grundlagen der Analyse von Symbolen, die auf einen Touchscreen geschrieben wurden. Diese werden durch Striche modelliert, die die Fingerbewegung des Nutzers aufzeichnen. Es werden Methoden vorgestellt, wie diese Striche deformiert werden können ohne ihre Bedeutung zu verändern, wie ihre Eigenschaften analysiert werden können und wie ihre Form mathematisch sauber beschrieben werden kann. Alle Ansätze sind…

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April 2019

Short Course on Hilbert Space Methods

15. April 2019 / 10:00 - 27. May 2019 / 12:00

Prof. Leonard Frerick is offering a short course on Hilbert Space Methods at Trier University on behalf of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization.  The course will consist of sevenlectures, with the tentative lecture schedule to follow soon. Each lecture will take place on Mondays, April 15 to May 27, 2019, from 10:00 - 12:00 c.t. in E 52 For a short description please refer to the attached document here. Please refer back to this page for more information…

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ALOP Colloquium with Florian Jarre, Universität Düsseldorf

29. April 2019 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, April 29 2019 at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Florian Jarre  of  Universität Düsseldorf will present his recent work. Stochastic gradient descent und Block coordinate descent -- eine Einführung in die Theorie und die praktische Anwendung   Der Vortrag befasst sich mit extrem hoch-dimensionalen speziell strukturierten Minimierungsproblemen, für die selbst die Auswertung eines einzelnen Funktionswertes oft so viel Rechenzeit beansprucht, dass neue iterative Verfahren zum Einsatz kommen, bei denen die einzelnen Iterationen billiger sind als eine Funktionsauswertung. Natürlich kann man…

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May 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Christian Meyer, TU Dortmund

6. May 2019 / 16:00 - 17:30
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, May 6 2019 at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Dr. Christian Meyer of TU Dortmund will present his recent work entitled Optimal control of a non-smooth semi-linear elliptic equation   The presentation will take place in HS 9.   Please join us for coffee at 15:45 in E10.

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Short Course on Decomposition Based Methods for PDE Constrained Optimization

28. May 2019 / 8:30 - 6. June 2019 / 10:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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Prof. Matthias Heinkenschloss with the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University in Houston, Texas is offering a short course on Decomposition Based Methods for PDE Constrained Optimization at Trier University on behalf of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization.  The course will consist of three lectures, with the tentative lecture schedule to follow soon. The lectures will take place on the following dates and times: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:30 in HS 9 Tuesday, June 4,…

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June 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Barbara Kaltenbacher, Universität Klagenfurt

17. June 2019 / 16:00 - 17:30
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, June 17 2019 at 16:00 c.t. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Kaltenbacher of AAU Klagenfurt will present her recent work entitled Optimization based formulation and regularization of inverse problems Abstract:   The conventional way of formulating inverse problems such as identification of a (possibly infinite dimensional) parameter, is via some forward operator, which is the concatenation of the observation operator with the parameter-to-state-map for the underlying model. Recently, all-at-once formulations have been considered as an alternative to this reduced…

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July 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Christopher Hojny, TU Darmstadt

1. July 2019 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, July 1 2019 at 16:00 c.t.  Dr. Christopher Hojny, TU Darmstadt  will present his recent work entitled Symmetry Handling in Binary Programs - Combining Symretopes and Orbital Fixing   Abstract: Branch-and-bound is an established method to solve binary programs with thousands of variables in adequate time. If symmetries are present, however, even small instances may be hard to solve, because symmetric parts of the branch-and-bound tree are inspected repeatedly without providing new information. A standard way to handle symmetries…

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October 2019

Autumn School on Optimal Control and Optimization with PDE’s

7. October 2019 - 10. October 2019
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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The Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization proudly announces its fourth annual Autumn School from October 7 - 10, 2019. This year's focus will be on Optimal Control and Optimization with PDE's   Confirmed speakers are: Prof. Dr. Alfio Borzì (Universität Würzburg) Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller (HU Berlin) Prof. Dr. Michael Hinze (Universität Koblenz-Landau)     Organizers:  Nicole Marheineke (Trier University),  Volker Schulz (Trier University)   Schedule, Location and Travel Information:  The workshop schedule is available here. The schedule of…

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Career Coaching Workshop with Dr. Angela Heinrich

31. October 2019 / 9:00 - 17:00
Gästeraum near Mensa, Trier University

A Career Coaching workshop geared towards PhD students will take place on October 31, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Gästeraum (Mensa Building).  This promises to be an interactive workshop addressing, among other things, career planning and goals as well as  professional job negotiations. Dr. Heinrich is a renowned professional with experience in Neuroscience and systemic coaching.   When: October 31, 2019                   9 - 5 Where: Gästeraum in the Mensa Building  

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November 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Prof. Dr. Volker Kaibel

4. November 2019 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, November 4 2019 at 16:00 c.t.  Prof. Dr. Volker Kaibel, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg  will present his recent work entitled   Projections in Combinatorial Optimization Formulating problems via linear inequalities and projections is at the heart of the polyhedral combinatorics approach to Combinatorial Optimization. We present some examples for which this can be achieved with surprisingly few inequalities and we give an almost pictorial proof showing that for other problems exponentially many inequalities are required.   The presentation will take…

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Research Seminar Talk by Patricia Doerr

13. November 2019 / 12:00 - 13:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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Patricia Doerr is scheduled to speak about her research in the Research Seminar on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at noon in E 51.

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Short Course on Tensor Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

18. November 2019 / 12:00 - 6. December 2019 / 12:00

Prof. Dr. Boris Khoromskij   with the assistance of Dr. Venera Khoromskaia is offering a short course on Tensor Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing at Trier University on behalf of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization.  The course will consist of several two hour lectures as follows: Monday,                           18 Nov 2019                   12:00 – 14:00                                                E 52 Tuesday,                          19 Nov 2019                   10:00 – 12:00                                                E 45 Wednesday,                     20 Nov 2019                   14:00 – 16:00                                              HS 10 Thursday,                        …

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GUT Course scheduled for November 25- 26, 2019

25. November 2019 / 12:00 - 26. November 2019 / 17:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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Dr. Michael Mende with the University of Konstanz, Germany is scheduled to teach a course on good scientific practice to the students of the Research Training Group on November 25 and 26, 2019.  The event will take place in room V302.

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Research Seminar Talk by Dennis Kreber

27. November 2019 / 12:00 - 13:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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Dr. Dennis Kreber is scheduled to speak about his research in the Research Seminar on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at noon in E 51.

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December 2019

ALOP Colloquium with Timm Faulwasser

2. December 2019 / 9:00 - 10:00

On Monday, December 2 2019 at 9:00 c.t.  Prof. Dr. -Ing. Timm Faulwasser, TU Dortmund will present his recent work entitled Dissipativity and Turnpike Properties in Optimal Control – Insights and Open Problems In many engineering disciplines and beyond (economics, physics, …) performance optimization under explicit consideration of dynamics and operational constraints, i.e. optimal control, plays a pivotal role. The last 60 years have seen tremendous progress in terms of optimality conditions and PMP formulations, and in terms of powerful…

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ALOP Colloquium with Stefan Weltge

4. December 2019 / 12:00 - 14:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:00 c.t., Prof. Dr. Stefan Weltge, Assistant Professor at Technical University Munich (TUM) will present his recent work entitled Persistency of Linear Programming Relaxations for Stable Set Abstract:   The Nemhauser-Trotter theorem states that the standard linear programming (LP) relaxation for the stable set problem has a remarkable property, also known as the (weak) persistency property:  for every optimal LP solution that assigns integer values to some variables, there exists an optimal integer solution…

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Research Seminar Talk by Lukas Winkel

11. December 2019 / 12:00 - 13:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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Lukas Winkel is scheduled to speak about his research entitled "A Soft Branch & Bound Algorithm for Mixed Integer Linear Complementarity Problems" in the Research Seminar on Wednesday, December 11,  2019 at noon in E 51.

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ALOP Colloquium with Martine Labbé

19. December 2019 / 16:00 - 17:00
Trier University – E-Building – HS 9, Universität Trier Gebäude E
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate 54296 Germany
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On Thursday, December 19 2019 at 16:00 c.t.  Dr. Martine Labbé, Université Libre de Bruxelles  will present her recent work Title and Abstract will follow.   The presentation will take place in HS 9. Please join us for coffee at 15:45 in E10.

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January 2020

Short course on the Introduction to Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization

January 29 / 14:00 - February 18 / 17:15

Prof. Dr. Martin Schmidt, a Principal Investigator of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization, is offering a short course on the Introduction to Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization. The course will consist of 4 x 2  lectures of 90 minutes each on the following dates and times: Wednesday,                     21 January 2020                     14:00 – 17:15                                              HS 10 Wednesday,                      5 February 2020                    14:00 – 17:15                                              HS 10 Wednesday,                     12 February 2020                   14:00 –…

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February 2020

Mathematical Writing Course with Mirjam Duer

February 6 / 13:00 - 16:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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Prof. Dr. Mirjam Dür with Augsburg University will teach a Mathematical Writing Course on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 1 to 4 pm in Room E 10.

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CANCELLED – ALOP Colloquium with Shengfeng Zhu

February 10 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN CHINA This presentation will be rescheduled at a later time. On Monday, February 10 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Dr. Shengfeng Zhu of East China Normal University will present his recent work entitled Finite element approximations of shape gradients with applications in shape optimization  Abstract: Shape optimization has many practical applications in science and engineering. Boundary type Eulerian derivative has been widely used in shape gradient algorithms. The distributed Eulerian derivative is seldom…

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ALOP Colloquium with Marianna de Santis

February 24 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Monday, February 24 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Dr. Marianna de Santis, Università de Roma, DIAG  will present her recent work entitled Branch-and-bound Algorithms for structured Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems Abstract: Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) is the area of optimization  that addresses nonlinear problems with continuous and integer variables.  MINLP has proven to be a powerful tool for modeling and it combines challenges from both combinatorial and nonlinear optimization. In this talk, we deal with the computation of…

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March 2020

ALOP Colloquium with Hanno Gottschalk

March 3 / 16:00 - 18:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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On Tuesday, March 3 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Prof. Dr. Hanno Gottschalk  , Bergische Universität Wuppertal  will present his recent work. entitled False Positives and False Negatives in Semantic Segmentation: Toward the assurance of the perception with deep CNN in atonomous driving Abstract: The application of machine learning technology in safety relevant environments poses several challenges regarding their reliability. This especially applies to modern deep learning architectures, which pretty much resemble a black box. In this talk, measures of uncertainty…

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May 2020

Short Course on Computational Statistics

May 4 / 10:00 - May 16 / 12:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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PD Dr. Jan Pablo Burgard, a Principal Investigator with the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization, is offering a short course on Computational Statistics during the summer semester 2020. The course will consist of several lectures of 90 minutes each. The exact dates and times will be announced shortly.   Course Abstract to follow.

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Short Course on Optimization on Manifolds

May 18 / 10:00 - May 28 / 12:00
Trier University E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, 54296 Germany
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Prof. Dr. Volker Schulz, Speaker of the Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization, is offering a short course on the Optimization on Manifolds during the summer semester 2020. The course will consist of several lectures of 90 minutes each. The exact dates and times will be announced shortly.   Course Abstract to follow.

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Lukas Mich to speak during the research seminar

May 20 / 12:15 - 13:00

ALOP member Lukas Mich will speak during the research seminar on  May 20, 2020 at 12:15 on the topic "Solving High-dimensional Stochastic Optimal Control Problems using Neural Networks“. Please join as via ZOOM at 12:15 by clicking this link    

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June 2020

Michael Vu to speak during the research seminar

June 3 / 12:15 - 13:00

ALOP member Michael Vu will speak during the research seminar on June 3, 2020 at 12:15 about his work. Please join as via ZOOM at 12:15 by clicking this link    

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ALOP Colloquium with Prof. Andrés Gómez

June 15 / 17:00 - 18:00

Assistant Professor Andrés Gómez of Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, will speak at our colloquium on June 15, 2020 at 5 pm about his research via ZOOM. Title: Sparse learning via mixed-integer optimization.   Abstract: This talk addresses inference problems in which sparsity plays a fundamental role. Sparse statistical models are interpretable by design and often have improved out-of-sample performance than dense models, but learning a sparse model model from data often…

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Mercator Fellow Matthias Heinkenschloss scheduled to lecture via ZOOM

June 17 / 16:15 - 17:15

Research Training Group ALOP's Mercator Fellow, Prof. Dr. Matthias Heinkenschloss of Rice University, will present a special lecture on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at  16:15 local time via ZOOM. You may enter the waiting area beginning at 16:00. The presentation will take appr. 1 hour. Prof. Heinkenschloss will speak on the topic of   Numerical Solution of Risk-Averse PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems   Abstract This talk gives a unified presentation of several recent optimization approaches for solving risk-averse partial differential equation…

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ALOP-Colloquium with apl. Prof. Martin Gugat

June 22 / 16:00 - 17:00

On Monday, June 22. 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  apl. Prof. Martin Gugat,  FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg will present his recent work and speak on the following topic:   The finite time turnpike phenomenon for optimal control problems Abstract: Often in dynamic optimal control problems with a long time horizon, in a large neighburhood of the middle of the time interval the optimal control and the optimal state are very close to the solution of a static control problem that is derived from…

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Carina Costa to speak during the research seminar

June 24 / 12:15 - 13:00

ALOP member Carina Costa will speak during the research seminar on  June 24, 2020 at 12:15 on the topic ""Decomposition Methods for Robustified $k$-Means Clustering Problems: If Less Conservative Does Not Mean Less Bad.“ Please join as via ZOOM at 12:15 . The link will be distributed via Email.  

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ALOP-Colloquium with Prof. Dr. Luise Blank

June 29 / 16:00 - 18:00

On Monday, June 29. 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Prof. Dr. Luise Blank with the Universitaet Regensburg will present her recent work at our colloquium entitled Optimization with convex constraints and an application in topology optimization This talk focuses on projection type methods for convexly constrained optimization problems. We shortly introduce well known projection methods using the gradient in finite dimensions and summarize known results. Varying the underlying scalar product allows to include second order information to speed up the method. E.g.…

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July 2020

ALOP-Colloquium with Julia Gruebel, M.Sc., FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg

July 13 / 16:00 - 17:00

On Monday, July 13. 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Julia Gruebel, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg will present her recent work via a ZOOM presentation. Titel: On Electricity Market Equilibria with Storage: Modeling, Uniqueness, and a Distributed ADMM  Abstract: This talk focuses on spot-market trading of electricity including storage operators as additional agents besides producers and consumers. Storage devices allow for shifting produced electricity from one time period to a later one. Due to this, multiple market equilibria may occur even if classical uniqueness…

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Daniel Hoffmann to speak during Research Seminar

July 15 / 12:15 - 13:15

ALOP member Daniel Hoffmann will speak during the research seminar on July 15, 2020 on the topic "Branching Diffusions with Jumps and Valuation with Systemic Counterparts" Please join as via ZOOM at 12:15 . The link will be distributed via Email.

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ALOP-Colloquium with Mathieu Besançon

July 20 / 16:00 - 18:00

On Monday, July 20. 2020 at 16:00 c.t.  Mathieu Besançon of INRIA will present his recent work at our colloquium: Near-optimality robustness in bilevel optimization   Bilevel optimization studies problems where the optimal response to a second mathematical optimization problem is integrated in the constraints. We introduce near-optimal robustness for bilevel problems, protecting the upper-level decision-maker from bounded rationality at the lower level. This model finds a corresponding and intuitive interpretation in various situations cast as bilevel optimization problems. We…

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ALOP Workshop on Nonlocal Models (canceled) – new date to be announced!

July 27 / 9:00 - July 30 / 17:00
Trier University, E Building, Universitätsring 15
Trier, Germany
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IMPORTANT NOTICE DUE TO Covid-19 OUTBREAK Due to the current travel restrictions, this workshop will be postponed. Please check back for further announcements as to the new dates.   The Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization is hosting a workshop on which will take place at Trier University, Germany, from July 27-30, 2020.   Confirmed Plenary Speakers Harbir Antil (George Mason University) Marta D'Elia (Sandia National Laboratories) Max Gunzburger (Florida State University) Julio D. Rossi (Universidad de Buenos Aires) Pablo…

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October 2020

Autumn School on Bilevel Optimization

October 12 - October 14

The Research Training Group on Algorithmic Optimization proudly announces its fifth annual Autumn School scheduled to take place from October 12 - 14, 2020. This year's Autumn School will take place in a digital setting (via ZOOM).   Confirmed speakers are: Martine Labbé, Université Libre de Bruxelles Ivana Ljubic, Essec Business School Didier Aussel, University of Perpignan   Organizers:  Marina Leal Palazon, Universidad de Valencia Martin Schmidt, Trier University   The workshop is scheduled to begin on  Monday, October 12,…

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