2019 Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization

  • Start Date: 08/12/2019
  • End Date: 08/13/2019

University of British Columbia, Okanagan


The workshop will feature a series of presentations on convex analysis, nonsmooth analysis and optimization, ranging from monotone operator theory, optimal control to numerical optimization algorithms. Variational analysis and optimization are central areas of science and engineering and at the heart of recent progress on machine learning and other areas. This workshop will bring together a mix of local and international, junior and senior researchers of diverse backgrounds. Optimization is one of the disciplines in the multi-disciplinary area of machine learning which also draws researchers from statistics and computer science.


Speakers List:

Sedi Bartz, UMass Lowell

Gerald Beer, Cal State U, Los Angeles

Yunier Bello-Cruz, Northern Illinois University

Minh Bui , NCSU

Regina Burachik, University of South Australia

Yalcin Kaya, University of South Australia

Scott Lindstrom, Hong Kong Polytechnic U

Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State U.

Walaa Moursi, Stanford

Mau Nam Nguyen, Portland State U.

Hung Phan, UMass Lowell

Stephen Simons, UCSB

Michel Thera, Limoges

Nghia Tran, Oakland U

Jon Vanderwerff, La Sierra U.

Xiaoqi Yang, Hong Kong Polytechnic U

Jane Ye, UVic)Julie Zhou, UVic






Heinz Bauschke,UBCO


Shawn Wang, UBCO

Other Information: 

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