Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO)

Faculty of Science and Technology

16-17 Apr 2014. Constructive Optimization Workshop

The two-day workshop took place at the Federation University and RMIT University on 16th and 17th of April 2014. The main goal of the meeting was to celebrate the scientific contribution of Professor Vladimir Demyanov, to build closer links between different groups of local researchers, and to expose students and ECRs to a broad range of topics in nonsmooth and discrete optimisation. Professor Demyanov's work had a significant impact on the development of nonsmooth optimisation in Australia: he collaborated closely with many Australian mathematicians, and visited the University of Ballarat on several occasions.

There were 19 research talks and 35 participants from Federation University Australia, Melbourne University, The University of Newcastle, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, and International University of Hochiminh City, Vietnam. The conference turned out to be very popular with students, while several researchers working in close areas met for the first time and had a chance to discuss their research. The workshop was sponsored by Federation University Australia, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology.

Sadly, Professor Demyanov passed away on the next day after the workshop, after a long serious illness.