Workshop on the Intersections of Computation and Optimisations

22–25 November 2021

This workshop intends to bring together researchers from the areas of computation, optimisation, computing sciences and engineering interested in the cross-fertilization of ideas around the following theme:

Optimisation often faces unique issues when there is a need to efficiently compute. On the other hand, computational techniques at times, utilise optimisation within their algorithms. Both areas fundamentally need to understand approximation in all its facets, which is also fundamental to computation, as are the associated notions of convergence. Indeed, recent research has blurred the boundaries between optimisation (continuous and discrete), computation and areas of computing science. The area of machine learning has crept into relevance everywhere. Recently, research has turned to its use in computational techniques including the enhancement optimisation algorithms and the cycle of cross-fertilization of ideas has continued to date.

Workshop Format

We intend to run the workshop in a blended format, involving a face to face component which will be held at the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute, in conjunction with a simultaneous\parallel online format to which both groups of participants can engage. Some keynote speakers will present in person (streamed online from ANU) and others will engage totally online in a remote format. We encourage local and international participants to take part in the online workshop.

In addition to their keynote presentations, keynotes will be invited to give a lectorial-discussion session that will promote research questions and engage emerging researchers in these areas.

Keynotes Speakers:

  • Prof Gerlind Plonka-Hoch (University of Goettingen, Germany)
  • Prof. Frances Kuo (UNSW)
  • Prof Stefan Wild (Argonne, USA)
  • Prof Stephen Wright (Wisconsin. USA) 
  • Prof. Ian Turner (QUT)
  • Prof. Claudia Sagastizabal (IMECC-Unicamp and CEMEAI, Brazil)
  • Prof Martin Berggren (Umeå University, Sweden)

Organising Committee

Local Organising Committee

Partners & sponsors

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Registration closes 8th November 2021

Venue: Seminar room 1.33, Hanna Neumann Building 145
 
We intend to run the workshop in a blended format, involving a face to face component which will be held at the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute in conjunction with a simultaneous\parallel online format to which both group of participants will engage. Some keynotes will present in person (streamed online from ANU) and others will engage totally online in a remote format.
 
We encourage local and international participants to take part in the online workshop. In addition to their keynote presentations, keynotes who will be invited to give a lectorial-discussion session that will promote research questions and engage emerging researchers in these areas.

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Therese McMahon
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