RMITOpt Seminar: Adil Bagirov – Federation University

Speaker:   A\Prof. Adil Bagirov–Federation University

Title:  Aggregated Subgradient Methods in Nonsmooth Optimization

Date and Time:  Friday, May 10th, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Location: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR) RMIT City campus

Abstract:   In this talk, we discuss aggregate subgradient methods for solving nonsmooth optimization problems. Our emphasize will be on the aggregate subgradient method for solving unconstrained nonsmooth difference of convex (DC) optimization problems. We discuss convergence results, present results of numerical experiments using some academic test problems and compare the aggregate subgradient method with several other nonsmooth DC optimization solvers

Bio:      Adil Bagirov is Associate Professor of Optimisation at School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Federation University Australia since 2010. He obtained his MSc degree in Applied Mathematics in 1983 from Baku State University, Azerbaijan and PhD degree in Mathematics in 2002 from the University of Ballarat. A. Bagirov has won several Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage projects. His research is focused on nonsmooth optimisation, nonconvex optimisation and their applications.

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