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Optimization is a fundamental tool in many areas of science, engineering, economics, and finance, including its use in machine learning. The focus of this research area is on the development of optimization theory, methods, and software - and in particular the development and analysis of methods and their implementation in high-quality software.

Upcoming Conferences

SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM19)

May 2 - 4, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP20)

May 26 - 29, 2020
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Activity Groups and Journals

Related Activity Group

  • Optimization
This activity group fosters the development of optimization theory, methods, and software - and in particular the development and analysis of efficient and effective methods, as well as their implementation in high-quality software. It provides and encourages an environment for interaction among applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, scientists, and others active in optimization.

Related Journal

  • Optimization
SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT) contains research articles on the theory and practice of optimization.

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