Presentation on theme: "Speaker: Shuzhong Zhang"— Presentation transcript:
1 Speaker: Shuzhong Zhang Ten Years Collaboration with Jos Sturm – A Tribute with Personal MemoriesSpeaker: Shuzhong ZhangHPOPT 2004June 24, 2004Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 Biography of Jos F. Sturm Born in Rotterdam, August 13, 1971.Drs title at Department of Econometrics, University of Groningen, 1993.Ph.D. degree at Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1997.Year 1997 – 1998, postdoc fellow at CRL, McMaster University.Year 1998 – 2001, Assistant Professor at Department of Quantitative Economics, Maastricht University.Year 2001 – 2003, Associate Professor at CentER, Tilburg University.
3 HighlightsPh.D. dissertation won Gijs de Leve Prize (best thesis in OR/MS in The Netherlands, 1997 — 1999).TALENT fellow, NWO (Dutch Organization for Sciences), – 1998.Vernieuwingsimpuls Grant from NWO, 2001.Editor of the newsletter Views-and-News, SIAG/OPT.Associate Editor, Mathematical Programming, Ser B.Council member-at-large of the Mathematical Programming Society.
4 Scientific Achievements Author of about 30 scientific papersAuthor of SeDuMi – a highly reputable SDP and SOCP solverHelped to solve many real-life, large-size, difficult optimization problems
5 Contents in this talk The Iri-Imai method for LP Cone affine scaling and wide neighborhoodSymmetric primal-dual transformation for SDPError bound for the central path for SDPWeighted centers, long steps, and superlinear convergence for SDP
6 Contents in this talk (continue) Duality theory for conic programmingSelf-dual embeddingSensitivity of the central solutions for SDPThe cone of nonnegative quadratic functions and the rank-one decompositionsQuadratic matrix inequalities