Southern California Optimization Day (SCOD)

(La Jolla, Thursday, March 19, 2009)

The Southern California Optimization Day was held in UCSD, Thursday, March 19, 2009. This is a one-day workshop on optimization theory, algorithms and applications. The speakers will present the latest advances in optimization as well as the applications.

Participants (partial list):

  • Thomas Bewley (UCSD)
  • Michael Ferry (UCSD)
  • Philip Gill (UCSD)
  • Jeremy Greene (UCSD)
  • Martin Harrison (UCSB)
  • Bill Helton (UCSD)
  • Igor Klep (UCSD)
  • Shaowei Lin (UC Berkeley)
  • Emre Mengi (UCSD)
  • Jiawang Nie (UCSD)
  • Chris Nelson (UCSD)
  • Mihai Putinar (UCSB)
  • Joey Reed (UCSD)
  • Anna Shustrova (UCSD)
  • Paul Tseng (Univ. Washington)
  • Elizabeth Wong (UCSD)
  • ......
  • Here is the schedule of the talks.

    The lectures will be held in the buliding APM 6402 (Applied Physics and Mathematics) from 10am to 5pm. A map of UCSD can be found here.

    This one-day workshop is open to all who are interested in optimization. People who would like to atend please contact the organizers.

    Topics of the Workshop :

  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Polynomial Optimization
  • Noncommutative Polynomials
  • Semidefinite programming
  • Sensor Network Localization
  • SCOD was funded by NSF Focused Research Group Grant DMS 0757212

    Contact Information

        Philip Gill (pgill AT
        Bill Helton (helton AT
        Jiawang Nie (njw AT
      Mailing address:
        UCSD  Mathematics Department
        9500 Gilman Drive
        La Jolla, CA 92093  
        Phone number: (858)534-6015