Wednesday, May 12

Optimization in Engineering

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Atlanta 4

The use of high performance optimization techniques in different areas of engineering is increasing rapidly. The first three speakers will demonstrate the power of optimization methods to solve difficult engineering problems in chemical engineering, aerodynamics and in tracking problems (AWACS). The speakers demonstrate innovative application of powerful optimization methods. The final speakers will discuss a novel approach to engineering optimization problems and show how robust solutions can be obtained by using semidefinite optimization. This minisymposium will provide a glimpse for the state of the art "optimization in engineering".

Organizer: Tamás Terlaky
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

9:00-9:25 Real Time Optimization of Chemical Processes
Hans Georg Bock, University of Heidelberg, Germany
9:30-9:55 Multilevel Optimization with Surrogates in Wing Design
Natalia M. Alexandrov, NASA Langley Research Center
10:00-10:25 Applications of Nonsmooth Optimization in Industry
Sharon Filipowsi, The Boeing Company
10:30-10:55 Robust Convex Optimization in Engineering
Aharon Ben-Tal and Arkadi Nemirovski, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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