Transition Workshop Completes Optimization Program for 2016-2017

The Optimization Transition Workshop was hosted by SAMSI from May 1-3, 2017 to effectively close the Program on Optimization for the 2016-2017 research year.

The workshop was attended by nearly 40 participants who discussed findings in research conducted from the program’s 13 different working groups formed last fall. Scholars and researchers from multiple fields of applied math and statistical science not only  explored progress made by their groups throughout this past year, but they also discussed effective ways to collaborate after the program was over in hopes of continuing to tackle some of the complex issues the field of optimization presents.

The program featured six different workshops:

The program also hosted multiple opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students: an undergraduate workshop earlier this year; and a two-part course hosted in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

Overall, the program was attended by some 500 participants throughout this past research year. The program offered an opportunity for colleagues to share their knowledge and to network with up and coming researchers in the field. Programs like this one help SAMSI to provide researchers in statistics, applied mathematics and data science fields a forum to meet, discuss and collaborate on a wide range of topics.

SAMSI is one of eight math institutes funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) whose purpose is to advance research in the mathematical sciences, increase awareness of mathematical sciences and disciplines and directly engage prospective intellectual talent in that effort.

To see what was presented, click on this link: Optimization Transition Workshop. In order to find more information on the workshops for this program for this past year, click here: Program on Optimization.