Women in Optimization Workshop (WOW)

  • Start Date: 06/13/2013
  • End Date: 06/14/2013

University of Calgary

Do you use optimization in your research?
Are you looking for a career in academia?
Would you like to know more about optimization?
Would you like to network with other students who are using optimization?

Join us at the  International Workshop for Women in Optimization!

The first workshop for women in optimization, Women Optimize in the West (WOW), will be held June 13 from 9:00 am till 4:30 pm (optimization) and June 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 (leadership and career opportunities) at the University of Calgary. This event is co-located with Optimization Summer School, providing the participants with a unique opportunity to attend both events. WOW provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain experience in the cutting edge research, present their work, and gain experience in academic life and leadership. Of particular interest are several networking opportunities for students. This event is for both students who are working in mathematics and science  or in other fields such as engineering but have applications in optimization.

The event includes:

June 13:
-Keynote speeches,
-Research talks on application of optimization
-Student Poster sessions

June 14:
-Leadership and career workshop

Application Guidelines:
For participation on both days:

*   Send a one page PDF abstract on your research, including name, institution, advisor, contact information, as well as figures, equations and bibliography to Dr. Laleh Behjat (laleh@ucalgary.ca).
*   Accepted applicants are required to present their work during a poster session.

For participation in June 14th workshop:

*  Registration is now closed.
*   This event is not limited to females.
Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 


 Dr. Laleh Behjat (laleh@ucalgary.ca).

Other Information: 


Part of the 2013 Thematic Activities of PIMS Collaborative Research Group Optimization: Theory, Applications, and Algorithms