Lectures and Workshops


Lectures, tutorials, workshops and intensive short courses are offered on the broad subject of nonlinear (global and local) optimization.

These lectures typically include a selection of software demonstrations, as well as a review or more detailed discussion of engineering, economic, and scientific applications.

All presentations are offered in an interactive atmosphere. New test problems, challenges, and information regarding new applications of optimization are welcome.

Please contact me, if you are interested in a specific course, workshop, tutorial, or lecture. A selection of presentations (since 2001) is shown below.


An Illustrative List of Courses, Workshops, Tutorials and Presentations

INFORMS Speaker - A Brief Summary of Lecture Topics

See also the CORS Speakers Program and the INFORMS Speakers Program
for general information.

Global Optimization Workshop, Australian Institute for Operational Research, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, July 2001

MOPTA 2002, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, August 2002
Invited CORS Speaker


INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, USA, November 2002
Invited Practice Sessions


Global Optimization Workshop, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, November 2002

Global Optimization Workshop, University of Ballarat, Vic., Australia, December 2002

Global Optimization Workshop, INFORMS San Antonio, TX Chapter, USA, March 2003

Global Optimization Lecture Series, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, USA, March 2003

Invited Presentations, Mathematica Developer Conference, Champaign, IL, USA, April 2003

Global Optimization Lecture Series, Tilburg University, Netherlands, April 2003

GAMS Global Optimization Workshop, Washington, DC, USA, September 2003

ASTC Global Optimization Workshop, Arlington, VA, USA, April 2004

Operations Research International Conference, Tilburg University, Netherlands, September 2004
Invited presentation


Global Optimization Workshop; Candiensten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2004

Global Optimization Lecture Series, UANL, Monterrey, Mexico, November 2004

IW04, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, December 2004
Invited presentation


Global Optimization Tutorial, ICOTA 2004
University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Vic., Australia, December 2004


Global Optimization Workshop; Annapolis, MD, USA, January 2005

Maplesoft Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, July 2005
Invited speaker


CDGO'05 Conference on Complementarity, Duality, and Global Optimization in Science and Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, August 2005
Invited speaker


Applied Nonlinear Optimization Workshop, DRDC, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, October 2005

Introduction to the Global Optimization Toolbox for Maple
Web seminar hosted by Maplesoft, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 2005 (presented repeatedly also later on)


Optimization Modeling with MPL Workshop
Advanced Modeling Techniques and New Trends for Stochastic Programming and Global Optimization
San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2005


INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2006
Several invited and society sponsored talks


Applied Nonlinear Optimization Lecture Series, University of Girona, Spain, April 2006

Global Optimization in Practice: Software and Applications
Invited semi-plenary presentation, 21st European Conference on Operational Research, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, July 2006


Global Optimization: Software Development and Advanced Applications
Invited presentation, Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 2006


Optimization with Maple
Invited presentation, Atlantic Optimization Days, Fredericton, NB, Canada, October 2006


INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 2006
Several invited and society sponsored talks


Global Optimization Intensive Course
Shell IEP, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, March 2007


Global Optimization Intensive Course
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, March 2007


Tekes-MASI Global Optimization Workshop
Helsinki School of Economics, Finland, March 2007


Global Optimization Intensive Course
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary, March 2007


Global Optimization with Maple: An Introduction with Illustrative Examples
Global Optimization in Practice: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives
Invited presentations, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan CORS Section, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, April 2007


Workshop on Global Optimization: Methods and Applications
Invited presentation, Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 2007


Global (and Local Nonlinear) Optimization in Integrated Computing Systems
Invited tutorial, CORS National Meeting, London, ON, Canada, May 2007


Modeling and Optimizing Nonlinear Systems in Integrated Computing Environments
Invited tutorial, INFORMS International Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, July 2007


Second Mathematical Programming Society International Conference on Continuous Optimization
ICCOPT II & MOPTA-07, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, August 2007
Two contributed talks on global optimization software and applications


INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, November 4-7, 2007
Several invited and society sponsored talks


Australian Society for Operations Research 2007 Annual Conference, Melbourne, December 2007
Model Development and Global Optimization with Maple. (Invited tele-presentation)


Global Optimization Intensive Course
School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, January 2008


Global Optimization Graduate Course
Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Spring 2008


Operations Research in Finance Course
Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Spring 2008


Global Optimization in Nonlinear Systems: Algorithms, Software, and Applications
Invited plenary lecture, International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, Shanghai, China, June 2008


Global Optimization Tutorial Lectures
SINTEF Winter School, Geilo, Norway, January 2009


Global Optimization Graduate Course
Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, Spring 2009


Global Optimization Intensive Course
School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2010


Global Optimization Intensive Course
HydroGeoLogic, Reston, VA, USA, September 2010


A Review of Global Optimization Applications. Invited plenary lecture
Conference on Numerical Optimization and Applications in Engineering, CRM, Barcelona, Spain, October 2010


Global Optimization Intensive Course
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France, January 2011


Nonlinear Optimization Graduate Course
Department of Industrial Engineering, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey, Spring 2011


Nonlinear Modeling and Optimization with Mathematica
Invited presentation, Department of Manufacturing Systems & Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2011

Global Optimization: State-of-the-Art and Selected Applications
Invited presentation, Conference on Challenges in Statistics and Operations Research (CSOR2011), Kuwait University, Kuwait, March 2011

Nonlinear Modeling and Optimization with Mathematica
Invited presentation, Department of Industrial Engineering, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2011

Nonlinear Optimization in Technical Computing Systems
Invited presentation, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2011

Nonlinear Optimization in Technical Computing Systems
Invited presentation, Department of Energy, Technical University of Turin, Italy, September 2012

Nonlinear Optimization in Technical Computing Systems
Invited presentation, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, October 2012

Global Optimization in Practice: A Review of Some Recent Applications
Invited presentation, Management School, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, May 2013

Integrated Experimental Design and Nonlinear Optimization to Handle Computationally Expensive Models
Invited presentation, Management School, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, May 2013

Computational Nonlinear Optimization: Model Development, Algorithms, Software, and Applications - Intensive Course
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary, May 2013

Global Optimization in Practice: A Review of Some Recent Applications
Invited presentation, Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary, May 2013

Global Optimization in Practice: A Review of Some Recent Applications
Invited presentation, University of Bergamo, Italy, May 2013

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