14th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization

Warsaw (Poland), July 1-2, 2016

Plenary speakers

Andreas Griewank

Yachay Tech,
Ibarra, Ecuador

Presentation title

Optimality and convexity conditions for piecewise smooth objective functions (abstract) (presentation)

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http://yachaytech.edu.ec/en/connect/news/details/articulo/andreas-griewank-phd-joins-yt/ https://www.mathematik.hu-berlin.de/~griewank/

Short biography

Diplom in Math at University of Freiburg, Germany
PhD in Computer Science at Australian National University
Assistant/Associate Prof Southern Methodist University Dallas
(Senior) Scientist Argonne National Laboratory
Prof at TU Dresden
Prof at Humboldt Univ. Berlin
Since October 2015
Dean of Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Engineering at Yachay Tech Ibarra.

Jiri Outrata

Czech Academy of Sciences,
Prague, Czech Republic

Presentation title

On stability and sensitivity of constraint and variational systems (abstract) (presentation)

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Short biography

Jiri V. Outrata is Senior Researcher in the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences. In the period 1991-2001 he spent several years in Germany on leave with the University of Bayreuth and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His technical background is optimal control but, since 1993 his main attention is devoted to mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints. In 2007 Jiri Outrata was awarded the Honorary Medal of Bernard Bolzano and since 2013 he is Adjunct Professor of the Federation University in Ballarat, Australia.

Yaroslav Sergeyev

University of Calabria,
Rende, Italy

Presentation title

Lipschitz global optimization (abstract)

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Short biography

Yaroslav D. Sergeyev is Distinguished Professor at the University of Calabria, Italy (professorship awarded by the Italian Government) and Head of Numerical Calculus Laboratory at the same university. He is also Member of the University International Council and Professor (part-time contract) at Lobachevsky Nizhniy Novgorod State University, Russia, Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, and Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

He was awarded his Ph.D. (1990) from Lobachevsky Nizhniy Novgorod State University and his D.Sc. degree (1996) from Lomonosov State University, Moscow (this degree is Habilitation for the Full Professorship in Russian universities). In 2013, he was awarded Degree of Honorary Doctor from Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev.

His research interests include numerical analysis, global optimization (since 2016 he is Vice-President of the International Society of Global Optimization), infinity computing and calculus, philosophy of computations, set theory, number theory, fractals, parallel computing, and interval analysis. Prof. Sergeyev was awarded several research prizes (Pythagoras International Prize in Mathematics, Italy, 2010; Outstanding Achievement Award from the 2015 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, USA; Honorary Fellowship, the highest distinction of the European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2015; The 2015 Journal of Global Optimization (Springer) Best Paper Award; Lagrange Lecture, Turin University, Italy, 2010; MAIK Prize for the best scientific monograph published in Russian, Moscow, 2008, etc.).

His list of publications contains more than 200 items (among them 5 books).

He is a member of editorial boards of 5 international journals and co-editor of 6 special issues. He delivered more than 50 plenary and keynote lectures at prestigious international congresses. He was Chairman of 4 international conferences and a member of Scientific Committees of more than 60 international congresses. He is Coordinator of numerous national and international research and educational projects. Software developed under his supervision is used in more than 40 countries of the world. Numerous magazines, newspapers, TV and radio channels have dedicated a lot of space to his research.

Anatoly Zhigljavsky

Cardiff University,
Cardiff, UK

Presentation title

Stochastic global optimization: promises and limitations (abstract) (presentation)

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Short biography

Anatoly Zhigljavsky. Born in 1953. Graduated from Faculty of Mathematics, St.Petersburg State University, in 1976. PhD on applied probability in 1981. Professor of statistics at the St.Petersburg State University during 1989-1997. Since 1997: Professor, Chair in Statistics at Cardiff University. Since 2008: Director of the Centre for Optimisation and Its Applications at Cardiff University.

Author or co-author of 9 monographs on the topics of stochastic global optimization (3), time series analysis (4), optimal experimental design (1) and dynamical systems (1); editor/co-editor of 10 books or special issues of journals on the topics above, author of about 150 research papers in refereed journals, organizer of several major conferences on time series analysis, experimental design and global optimization.