CIAO Showcase 2018

Each year the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO) holds a showcase and presentations of its research activities for the previous year.  An invitation is extended to the 2018 CIAO Showcase to be held on Thursday 12 April 2018 with presentations to be held in T102 Lecture Theatre from 9.30am and displays in the Airport Lounge in T Building throughout the day.

Professor Leigh Sullivan, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation will launch the 2018 CIAO Showcase at 11.00am in the Airport Lounge and all staff and students are welcome to join us for morning tea following the launch and to view the display.

Any queries please contact Helen Wade, h.wade@federation.edu.au

AMSI Optimise, The University of Melbourne, June 18-22

THREE DAY CONFERENCE | TWO DAY WORKSHOP

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN NOW OPEN
Returning in 2018, AMSI Optimise is an annual networking and research-training event that aims to strengthen mathematical optimisation research engagement and its applications across industry.
This event will comprise a three-day industry-focused conference, followed by a two-day research workshop. The symposium features expert and end-user talks, international guest speakers, collaboration showcases, industry challenge sessions and tutorials.
AMSI Optimise 2018 will be held at The University of Melbourne from 18-22 June with the conference themes of
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty 
  • Humanitarian Applications
Discounted AMSI Member registration rates are available for staff currently employed at or students currently enrolled at an AMSI Member Institution.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS
  • Associate Professor Maria Antónia Carravilla
    Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Professor Celso Ribeiro
    Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Professor Emeritus R. Tyrrell Rockafellar
    University of Washington, USA
We are accepting abstracts for the poster session on Day 3 and workshop talks on Days 4 & 5 of the event. Please limit your abstract to approximately 150-200 words and indicate whether you would prefer to submit a poster or present a workshop talk.
Up to $500 in prizes will be awarded to the best posters!

KEY DATES

KEY DATES
  • Monday 21 May – Abstract submissions close
  • Tuesday 22 May – Workshop travel and CHOOSEMATHS grant applications close
  • Monday 11 June – Registrations close
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
AMSI Optimise is aimed at:
  • anyone using optimisation, with opportunities to learn more about the current state of the art and to connect with others who have similar interests
  • industry practitioners interested in exploring the benefits of engagement with optimisation research
  • academics and postgraduate students wanting to better understand drivers and needs in this area

5-16 Feb 2018. Algebraic Geometry, Approximation and Optimisation at MATRIX

5-16 Feb 2018. Algebraic Geometry, Approximation and Optimisation at MATRIX

There has been notable success in applying the tools of algebraic geometry to a selection of approximation and optimisation problems. In optimisation, a whole new field of convex algebraic geometry has emerged based on the ideas of semidefinite programming relaxations of polynomial problems pioneered by J.-B. Lasserre. However, some notoriously difficult problems are still open, for instance, the optimisation problems arising from multivariate polynomial approximation, and Smale’s 7th problem, need new approaches that combine approximation, optimisation and algebraic geometry. The work in numerical analysis and approximation has been motivated by the success of low rank matrix approximations based on the matrix singular value decomposition which is related to principal component analysis. Yet, these perspective have seldom been combined into a unified approach, but experts have largely been working in parallel. This workshop aims at bringing together these alternative perspective from all three areas to develop collaborative investigations of these problems.

Algebraic Geometry, Approximation and Optimisation program at the Creswick campus of the University of Melbourne took place 5-16 February 2018 and was co-organised by the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology. It included a series of lectures by world leading experts Enrico Carlini (Politecnico di Torino), Anand Rajendra Deopurkar and Markus Hegland (Australian National University), Wolfgang Hackbusch (Max Planck Institute), Ludmila Polyakova (Saint-Petersburg State University) and other intensive group research sessions. A number of CIAO researchers were involved in these sessions which have resulted in extended international research collaboration. There has been very positive feedback from the participants to both the research program and for the facilities at Creswick.

Positions available at the Mathematical Engineering Department of University of Chile

The Mathematical Engineering Department  of University of Chile has opened several academic positions (see details below; there are 2 calls).

-) 2 tenure track positions at DIM, University of Chile

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11595

The Department of Mathematical Engineering (DIM) of the University of Chile is offering two (2) tenure track positions in Mathematics, starting preferably during the second half of 2018. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree at the date of appointment (preferably awarded 2011 onward). Applications in all areas of Mathematics are encouraged, but priority will be given to those candidates whose research is related to the mathematical areas cultivated at DIM (see the webpage http://www.dim.uchile.cl/research-areas). Our department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; candidates from minority groups, and particularly female candidates, are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to present evidence of an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Duties include a moderate teaching load of five (5) one semester courses every two years at an undergraduate or graduate level. The official language of teaching is Spanish.

Applications should be submitted via email to search.committee2018@dim.uchile.cl and consist of the following documents (in PDF): curriculum vitae (in English or Spanish), a research statement (in English) including a selection of the three (3) most relevant publications, an outline of future research, and a teaching statement. Reception of applications will be acknowledged by email. Applicants should also ensure that three (3) or more recommendation letters by senior researchers reach the committee. These letters are to be sent by email to search.committee2018@dim.uchile.cl, mentioning as subject: Recommendation Letter for (name of the candidate). To ensure full consideration, all documents and recommendation letters should be received no later than March 15th, 2018.

NOTES:

Salary Information: Salary depends on the qualifications of the chosen candidate. At the level of Assistant Professor, the basic remuneration is approximately US$ 70.000 (before taxes and at current exchange rates). Additional salary can be obtained via research grants and/or contracts.

Research Funding: Basic support for research activity to department members is provided, which includes travel expenses. Government agencies run several research funding programs to further support their research activities, and candidates will be expected to apply.

-) 3 non-tenure track assistant professor positions at DIM, University of Chile

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11596

The Department of Mathematical Engineering (DIM) of the University of Chile is offering three (3) non-tenure track assistant professor positions in Mathematics, starting preferably during the second half of 2018. Each position will last 2 years, renewable for up to 1 additional year subject to academic evaluation and availability of funds. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree at the date of appointment (preferably awarded 2014 onwards). Applications in all areas of Mathematics are encouraged, but priority will be given to those candidates whose research is related to the mathematical areas cultivated at DIM (see the webpage http://www.dim.uchile.cl/research-areas). Our department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; candidates from minority groups, and particularly female candidates, are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to present evidence of an outstanding research record and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Duties include a moderate teaching load of two (2) one semester courses per year at an undergraduate or graduate level. The official language of teaching is Spanish.

Applications should be submitted via email to search.committee2018@dim.uchile.cl and consist of the following documents (in PDF): curriculum vitae (in English or Spanish), a research statement (in English) including a selection of at most three (3) most relevant publications and an outline of future research, and a teaching statement. Reception of applications will be acknowledged by email. Applicants should also ensure that three (3) or more recommendation letters by senior researchers reach the committee. These letters are to be sent by email to search.committee2018@dim.uchile.cl, mentioning as subject: Recommendation Letter for (name of the candidate). To ensure full consideration, all documents and recommendation letters should be received no later than March 15th, 2018.

VADU2018

VADU2018

19 – 21 February 2018

Federation University Australia Room T127, T Building, Mt Helen Campus Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

An invitation is extended to all academics and students to the Variational Analysis Down Under Conference 2018, which will bring together mathematicians from around the world and locally to present their research on variational analysis and its applications to optimisation. The event is in honour of Professor Asen Dontchev’s 70th birthday. Asen has made significant contributions to optimisation and other fields of mathematics.

Keynote speakers:

•Prof Regina Burachik, University of South Australia

•Prof Asen Dontchev, University of Michigan

•Prof Lyudmila Polyakova, St Petersburg State University

•Prof Terry Rockafellar, University of Washington

 

To register please go to http://vadu2018.org

WoMBaT2017 is the Second Workshop on Metric Bounds and Transversality: 30 November – 2 December 2017, RMIT University

WoMBaT 2017

Dates and Location

30 November – 2 December 2017, RMIT University (AGR room 8.9.66), Melbourne, see Location tab for more information. Note that the dates have changed slightly.

About the workshop

WoMBaT2017 is the Second Workshop on Metric Bounds and Transversality.

The topics of the workshop include error bounds, metric (sub) regularity, Aubin property and calmness, transversality of collections of sets, subdifferential characterisations and applications of these properties to estimating the convergence of fundamental optimisation algorithms.

Registration

Please register here for catering and talk information.

The workshop is sponsored by RMIT University and is free of charge.

Organisers

Prof. Andrew Eberhard (RMIT University)
Dr Joanne Hall (RMIT University)
A/Prof. Alex Kruger (Federation University Australia)
Prof. Asha Rao (RMIT University)
Dr Vera Roshchina (RMIT University and Federation University Australia)
Dr Julien Ugon (Federation University Australia)

Alex Rubinov Memorial Oration 2017

Alex Rubinov Memorial Oration 2017
Campus: Mount Helen Campus
The Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO) extends an invitation to the annual Alex Rubinov Memorial Oration which will be held on Thursday 14 September 2017, 6.00pm in Y016 Lecture Theatre, Y Building, Mt Helen Campus.
This year’s speaker will be Professor John Croucher, AM FAustMS FRSA, a Professor of Statistics at Macquarie University, Sydney.  The title of the presentation is “The Romance of Numbers”.
As with all good love stories, John has a fascination for maths and is captivated by everything it does.  In this presentation he’ll share his passion with you, beginning with the way he was drawn into the world of mathematics.  He will then discuss the intriguing lives of his two favourite contemporary mathematicians and offer some intriguing examples of how maths can be applied to some very practical problems.  And the happy ever after ending?….A puzzle to solve of course!
See the attached flyer for more information on Prof. Croucher.
The presentation is suitable for staff and students of the university as well as members of the community and secondary students.  Following the presentation a light supper will be served.
RSVP your attendance to Helen Wade, 5327 6314 or h.wade@federation.edu.au for catering purposes.
 
Attachment

 

“Mathematical and Computational Optimisation” session in the 2017 annual meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

First Call for papers in the session “Mathematical and Computational Optimisation”

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will take place at Macquarie University, Sydney, 12- 15 December 2017. A website for the conference is available at:
http://www.austms.org.au/tiki-calendar.php?calitemId=727

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the special session “Mathematical and Computational Optimisation” and hope that you will agree to present a 25-minutes’ talk.

This special session will focus on new mathematical and computational developments and their applications in continuous and discrete optimisation, as well as in optimal control and calculus of variations.

Our special session’s field aligns with that of the recently created special interest group, Mathematics of Computation and Optimisation (MoCaO) https://mocao.mathsig.org/
Hence, if you are a member of MoCaO, please consider presenting at our special session!

Please do encourage participation of postdocs and doctoral students at our special session. Student members of AustMS who are giving a conference talk at the meeting may be eligible for a travel costs subsidy.

Please let us know your interest by September 1st, 2017.

Best regards, and looking forward to meeting you at our special session.

Guoyin Li and Vera Roshchina (Session organisers)

The Joint Optimization Conferences 2017 (JOC 2017)

4 December – 10 December 2017, Perth, Australia

The Joint Optimization Conferences (JOC 2017) will be held in the beautiful capital city of Perth, West Australia from 4th December to 10th December 2017.

The confederation consists of the following three sequent conferences:

  1. The Eighth Australia-China Workshop on Optimization: Theory, Methods and Applications (ACWO 2017), being jointly organised by Chongqing Normal University, China, and Curtin University, Australia will be held on 4th December 2017.
  2. The Second Pacific Optimization Conference (POC 2017) will be held at the same venue from 5th December 2017 to 7th December 2017.
  3. Following POC 2017, the South Pacific Optimization Meeting in Western Australia 2017 (SPOM in WA 2017)will take place immediately after POC 2017, which will be held during 8-10 December 2017.

The POC 2017 and SPOM 2017 are jointly organised by Curtin University. Australia, Chongqing Normal University, China, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

1 2 3