[Ipopt] WebCAST: Parallel Computing and Opportunities in Nonlinear Optimization, Carl Laird

John Hedengren john.hedengren at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 12:42:22 EDT 2014

Please join us tomorrow (11 AM Eastern) for a presentation by Carl Laird at
Purdue University. No pre-registration or password is required to join.

Carl Laird
11 Mar 2014, 11 AM Eastern Time
Parallel Computing and Opportunities in Nonlinear Optimization
Announcement: http://apmonitor.com/wiki/uploads/Main/2014_03_Carl_Laird.pdf

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Nonlinear programming has proven to be an efficient tool for important
large-scale inverse problems like optimization of dynamic systems,
parameter estimation, and decision making under uncertainty. However,
engineering and scientific needs continue to push the boundaries of
existing mathematical programming tools, and problems can become
prohibitively large, often outstripping the capabilities of a single
workstation. Furthermore, computer chip manufacturers are focusing on
parallel computing architectures, and future performance improvements
demand algorithms that are capable of utilizing these modern parallel
architectures. In this short presentation, I will discuss different
architectures for parallel computing, introduce some of the techniques we
use to measure parallel performance, and discuss algorithms that can be
used for parallel solution of nonlinear optimization problems.


Carl Laird is an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering
at Purdue University. Dr. Laird's research interests include large-scale
nonlinear optimization and parallel scientific computing with applications
in chemical processes, safety systems, water distribution networks, and
public health. He is the recipient of several research and teaching awards,
including the prestigious Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software based on
his work on IPOPT, the National Science Foundation Faculty Early
Development (CAREER) Award, and the Montague Center for Teaching Excellence
Award. Dr. Laird earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie
Mellon in 2006 and his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Alberta.

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