Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO)

School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

24–25 Nov 2016. Workshop on Metric Bounds and Transversality (WoMBaT) 2016

Following the successful MATRIX research program and workshop Approximation and Optimisation in Creswick and the subsequent international conference Mathematical Optimisation Down Under in Melbourne in July 2016, CIAO researchers jointly with colleagues from RMIT and Swinburne universities organised a Workshop on Metric Bounds and Transversality (WoMBaT 2016) at RMIT City Campus, 24–25 November 2016.

The topics of the workshop included error bounds, metric (sub-)regularity, Aubin property and calmness, transversality of collections of sets, subdifferential characterisations and applications of these properties to estimating the convergence of fundamental optimisation algorithms. The keynote lecture was given by Professor Marco López-Cerdá from the University of Alicante, Spain and CIAO adjunct professor and International Academic Advisory Group member.

Before attending the workshop, Professor López spent 10 days in Ballarat where he worked with CIAO Research Director A/Prof Alex Kruger on their current ARC Discovery project and collaborated with other CIAO researchers.

CIAO researchers Alex Kruger, Adil Bagirov, Nadia Sukhorukova (honorary), Julien Ugon, David Yost, Musa Mammadov and Vera Roshchina (honorary) gave invited talks. Other presentations were made by researchers from RMIT University, University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales and Federal Institute of Goiás (Brazil).

It was decided to make WoMBaT an annual event.