Summer 2020 Workshop on Optimization



Scientific Objectives

This 1-day workshop will feature a series of presentations on optimization. It is a joint initiative between optimizers at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan campus.

Time and Place

August 20, 2020.

All talks will be on zoom.

Contact Heinz Bauschke if you wish to attend the talks.


  • 9:25-9:30: Opening remarks
  • 9:30-10:10: Yana Nec (TRU): Unconventional optimisation problems: (A) Solving a boundary value problem with no boundary condition (B) Discontinuous curve fitting with no curve
  • 10:15-10:40: M. Abouhawwash (TRU): Chaotic Multi-Objectives Multi-Verse Optimization Algorithm for Multi-Objective Optimization Problem
  • 10:45-11:10: A. Ibrahim (TRU): Hybrid Meta-heuristics algorithms for Nonlinear Systems Problem
  • 11:15-11:40: Rick Brewster (TRU): Broadcast domination, multipacking, and the integrality gap
  • Lunch Break
  • 1:30-1:55: Ziyuan Wang (UBCO) : The exact modulus of the generalized Kurdyka-Ɓojasiewicz property
  • 2:00-2:25: Hui Ouyang (UBCO) : Linear convergence of best approximation mappings in Hilbert spaces
  • 2:30-2:55: Chaoping Guo (UBCO) : Partitioning States in MDPs: Performance Bounds and Algorithms
  • 3:00-3:40: Donovan Hare and Charles Jolin-Landry (UBCO) : Mixed Integer Programming versus Constraint Programming: Performance Profiles of a Sports Scheduling Model
  • 3:40-3:45: Closing remarks