Workshop on the Intersections of Computation and Optimisation (WICO)

Name:Workshop on the Intersections of Computation and Optimisation (WICO)
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Mon, November 22, 2021 - Thu, November 25, 2021

Workshop on the Intersections of Computation and Optimisation (WICO)

MoCaO (Mathematics of Computation and Optimisation) is planning a new workshop for late 2021 which is sponsored by the ANU, UNSW and AMSI. 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 mathematics school in conjunction with a simultaneous/parallel online format to which both groups 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 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)

Local organising Committee:

Prof. Andrew Eberhard (RMIT)
Prof. Stephen Roberts (ANU)
Prof. Markus Hegland (ANU)
Dr. Matthew Tam (UniMelb)
Dr. Nadia Sukhorukova (Swinburne)

Important dates:

Registration Opens: June 2021
Workshop Dates: 22/11/2021 to 25/11/2021

Location:Australian National University, Canberra Map
Created:09 Jun 2021 09:49 pm UTC
Modified:09 Jun 2021 09:49 pm UTC
Updated: 09 Jun 2021