SIAM Conference on Optimization 2002
The Seventh SIAM Conference on Optimization featured the latest research in algorithms and software for the solution of optimization problems. It also featured important applications of optimization in control, networks, manufacturing, medicine, finance, aeronautical engineering, operations research, and other areas of science and engineering. The conference brought together mathematicians, operations researchers, computer scientists, engineers, and software developer, thus providing an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas and problems among specialists and users of optimization in academia, government, and industry   SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 20-22, 2002, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, CA
Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Optimization 
Organizing Committee
Thomas Coleman (Co-chair),Cornell University
Ariela Sofer (Co-chair), George Mason University
Masakazu Kojima, Tokyo Institute of Technology 
Trond Steihaug, University of Bergen
Virginia Torczon, College of William and Mary 
David P. Williamson, IBM Almaden Research Center
Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo
Invited Plenary Speakers
John Birge, Northwestern University
Optimization in Financial Engineering in the Post-Boom Market
Chris Bishof, Technical University of Aachen
Recent Experiences with (Semi-)Automatic Differentiation
Ron Dembo, Algorithmics
The Role of Optimization in Finance
Toshihide Ibaraki, Kyoto University
General Problem Solvers for Combinatorial Optimization Problems by Metaheuristics
Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University
Optimal Design Using Sampling Methods
John Straub, Boston University
Central Challenges in Complex Optimization Problems Arising in Chemistry and Biophysics
Eva Tardos, Cornell University
Approximation Algorithms and Games on Networks
Steve Wright, University of Wisconsin
The Ongoing Impact of Interior-Point Methods
Short Courses
Numerical Optimization - Algorithms and Software
Organizer: Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University
Co-Instructors: Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University; David F. Shanno, Rutgers University; and Hande Y. Benson, Princeton University
Automatic Differentiation
Organizer: Andreas Griewank, The Institute of Scientific Computing (IWR)
Co-Instructors: Andreas Griewank, The Institute of Scientific Computing (IWR); Uwe Naumann, INRIA; and Andrea Walther, Technical University Dresden
Solving Large Quadratic Assignment Prolems on Computational Grids
Kurt Anstreicher, University of Iowa
Nate Brixius, University of Iowa
Jean-Pierre Goux, Argonne National Lab, Northwestern University and Artelys Inc.
Jeff Linderoth, Argonne National Lab, Lehigh University, and Axioma Inc.