Monday Afternoon, October 25

MS5 Applications of Optimization (Invited Minisymposium)

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Optimization

This minisymposium will focus on applications of optimization to hard problems in science and industry. The speakers will discuss genetic algorithms, simulated annhealing, neural networks, implicit filtering, stochastic/perturbation methods, and their applications to chemistry, finance, structural optimization, and stock car racing.

Organizer: C. T. Kelley
North Carolina State University

2:00 Neural Networks - a View from Mathematical Optimization and Financial Applications
Susanne Fromme, SMH Research, Germany and Ekkehard W. Sachs, Universitat Trier, Germany

2:30 Global Optimization Methods for Protein Folding Problems
Robert B. Schnabel, University of Colorado, Boulder

3:00 Aerospace Applications of Integer and Combinatorial Optimization
Sharon L. Padula, NASA Langley Research Center

3:30 Implicit Filtering and Stock Car Racing
Tony D. Choi, North Carolina State University and C.T. Kelley, Organizer

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