Beyond the blackbox: Optimization for science and engineering

  • Date: 05/24/2012
Dr. Stefan Wild, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Calgary Place Tower (Shell)


Beyond the blackbox: Optimization for science and engineering


What do designing a hybrid vehicle engine, a microscopic description of the fission process, a groundwater remediation plan, a fast code on a modern supercomputer, and an experimental X-ray beam have in common?All are examples of challenging simulation-based optimization problems. The difference between success and failure in solving these optimization problems often depends on how the problems are modeled. In this talk, we describe our work exploiting structure in such problems to obtain solutions in a minimal number of numerical simulations

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Calgary Place Tower 1

330 5th Avenue SW, 11th Floor


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Friday, May 18, 2012


The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Calgary for their support of this series of lectures.