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Third meeting in the CSLS series:
Workshop on
Optimization of Eigenvalues

Thursday, 7 October 2004
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tong Auditorium

| Abstracts

A wealth of interesting problems in engineering, control, finance, and statistics can be formulated as optimization problems involving the eigenvalues of a matrix function. These very challenging problems cannot usually be solved via traditional techniques for nonlinear optimization. However, they have been addressed in recent years by a combination of deep, elegant mathematical analysis and ingenious algorithmic and software development. In this workshop, three leading experts will discuss applications along with the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of this fascinating topic. 

For more information about the CSLS Workshops, please contact Nigel Boston, Robert Nowak or Steve Wright.

The video links for these lectures will be posted on this page once they become available, some weeks after the lecture.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
"Semidefinite Programming"
Stephen Boyd

Abstract  |   Video

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM 
"Eigenvalue Optimization: Symmetric versus Nonsymmetric Matrices"
Adrian Lewis

Abstract   |   Video

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
"Local Optimization of Stability Functions in Theory and Practice"
Michael Overton
Abstract   |   Video

Directions to the lecture hall:
Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Buildling (ECB), 1550 Engineering Drive --

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