Michigan University

2012 Midwest Optimization Seminar


Saturday, October 13, 2012
Department of Mathematics   Western Michigan University
Everett Tower
, Alavi Commons Room (6th floor) 

Organizers and Contacts
Speakers Abstracts

Optimization is an important area of applied mathematics that bridges mathematical theory with applications in diverse fields. The Midwest Optimization Seminar provides opportunities for researchers in this region with different backgrounds to come together to share their research and teaching experiences, forge collaborations with colleagues from different institutions, and to expose students to applications of mathematical theory.

The first Midwest Optimization Seminar was initiated in 1997 at Western Michigan University, after that it  is held annually at universities in the Midwest.


Local Organizers:  Yuri Ledyaev, phone (269)  387-4557, Jay Treiman, phone (269)  387-4571, Jim Zhu, phone (269)  387-4535Soeakers


Plenary speaker
1. Qing Zhang,  Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia,   Athens,GA

2. Olga Brezhneva, Department of Mathematics, Miami University, Oxford, OH

4. Asen Dontchev  Mathematical Reviews and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

5. T.T. Nghia , Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

6. Mau Nam Nguyen , Portland State University, Portland, OR

7. Ebrahim Sarabi,  Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

8. Morteza Seddighin,  Department of Mathematics, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

9. Hristo Sendov, Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

9. Bingwu Wang, Department of Mathematics,  Eastern Michigan University, Ipsilanti, MI

10. Jim Zhu, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


The PDF file with abstracts of the talks


9:00 - 9:15  Opening remarks by Gene Freudenburg, Chair, WMU

9:15-9:55  Plenary talk by Qing Zhang

Morning Session (Chair Jay Treiman)

10:00-10:30 Asen Dontchev

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15 Olga Brezhneva

11:15-11:45 Bingwu Wang

11:45-12:15 Morteza Seddighin

12: 15-1:30   Lunch

Afternoon session (Chair Boris Mordukhovich)

1:30-2:00 Hristo Sendov

2:00-2:30 Mau Nam Nguen

3:00-3:30 Ebrahim Sarabi

3:50-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:15 T.T. Nghia

4:15-4:45 Jim Zhu

4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks 




October 6, 2012