Mathematical Optimization Symposium


November 1, 2002



Michael Overton, Courant Institute, New York University

Andrzej Ruszczynski –Rutgers University

Michel Thera--Université de Limoges, France, President of the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles

Robert J. Vanderbei–Princeton University

Roger J.-B. Wets--University of Califonia at Davis, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Vienna, Austria, Dantzig price recipient

Darinka Dentcheva – Stevens Institute of Technology




9:00—9:10     Opening

9:10–10:00    Roger Wets: Distributional and Variational Derivatives

10:00—10:10  break

10:10—11:00 Michel Thera: Well positioned convex sets and well-positioned convex functions

11:00—11:10 break

11:10—12:00 Michael Overton: Nonsmooth Optimization of the Abscissa Map for polynomials in Theory and Practice


12:00—2:00   lunch break


2:00—2:50     Robert Vanderbei: Engineering applications of nonlinear optimization

2:50—3:00     break

3:00—3:50     Andrzej Ruszczynski: Stochastic Dominance and Mean—Risk Models

3:50—4:00     break

4:00—4:50     Darinka Dentcheva: Probabilistic optimization with discrete distributions


5:00—6:00 Poster session and discussions


Refreshments will be available during the breaks.


            Poster session participants


Changbo Tom Ahn

Nathan Kahl

L. William Kazmierczak

Bogumila Lai

Miguel Lejeune

Nikolay Strigul



            New Graduate Program at Stevens Optimization of Stochastic Systems


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