Faculty of Science and Technology

Mathematical Optimisation Down Under 2016

The Mathematical Optimisation Down Under Workshop in Melbourne took place 18-22 July 2016. It made part of the MATRIX research program Approximation and Optimisation co-organised by the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO), RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology and consisted of a number of keynote and invited talks by leading optimisation researchers from Australia (including 4 presentations by CIAO researchers), Germany, Romania, Brazil. Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Chile, Iran and Canada.

Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Director of CARMA, the Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle gave a keynote lecture from Canada via Skype.  Unfortunately this was one of his last lectures as John Borwein unexpected passed away on 2 August 2016. He has been a great collaborator with CIAO Researchers and will be greatly missed.