Thursday, July 17

3:15 PM-5:45 PM
(This session will run until 5:30)
Chair: Patricia D. Hough, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
Law School, Room 180

Optimization I

3:15 Numerical Comparisons of Path Following Strategies and Merit Functions for a Basic Interior-Point Newton Method for Nonlinear Programming
Miguel Argaez, Zeferino Parada, Richard A. Tapia, and Leticia Velazquez, Rice University
3:30 A Global Path-Following Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Programming with a Modified Augmented Lagrangian Merit Function
Zeferino Parada and Richard A. Tapia, Rice University
3:45 Solving Unsolvable Optimization Problems
Erik G. Boman and Walter Murray, Stanford University
4:00 A Hybrid Newton-PDS Method for Parallel Optimization
Juan C. Meza and Patricia D. Hough, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
4:15 Electric Power Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch with Ramping and Network Constraints
G. Irisarri, Open Access Technologies International; L. M. Kimball, Bentley College; K. A. Clements, A. Bagchi and Paul W. Davis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
4:30 Molecular Energy Minimization in Parallel Using Constraints
Todd D. Plantenga and Richard S. Judson, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore
4:45 On a Direct Search Algorithm for Parallel Computing in Optimization
Beidi Hamma, CERFACS, France
5:00 Parallel Algorithms for Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization
Paul Kang-Hoh Phua, Yuelin Zheng, and Weiguo Fan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
5:15 Preconditioned Spectral Gradient Method for Unconstrained Optimization Problems
Francisco Luengo, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela; Marcos Raydan, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela; William Glunt, Austin Peay State University; and Tom Hayden, University of Kentucky
5:30 Numerical Optimization and Neural Networks: Connections and Insights
Dimitris C. Dracopoulos, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
5:45 Optimization of a Complex Production Line in Brown Coal Industry
Ludwig Cromme, Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus, Germany

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