INTERNATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS

Speakers
Professor Roberto CominettiUniversidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
Speakers
Professor Alejandro JofréUniversidad de Chile, Chile
Speakers
Professor Stephen WrightUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Biography

Roberto Cominetti obtained a degree in Mathematical Engineering from Universidad de Chile (1986) and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Université Blaise Pascal in France (1989).

His research interests are in the fields of convex optimization, transportation, and game theory. He has authored more than 50 research papers and one book, and has been plenary speaker at numerous international conferences.

In 2015, Cominetti was appointed as full professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Previously he worked at Universidad de Chile, first with the Department of Mathematical Engineering and later at the Department of Industrial Engineering. For over 10 years he was a member of the Centro de Modelamiento Matemático. He has held short term visiting positions at universities in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Uruguay, and the USA.

Biography

Professor Alejandro Jofré is Director of the Centre for Mathematical Modelling at University of Chile. He obtained the degree of Doctor and Habilitation on Applied Mathematics in France, and later postdoc at University of California. He held appointments as professor at the Universities of Paris 1-Sorbonne and University of California-Davis, and visiting professor at several universities and centres, including Ecole Polytechnique, Princeton U., U. Washington-Seattle, UC Davis, UBC-Vancouver, HP Palo Alto, Bonn and NUS-Singapore.

Professor Jofré has a record of around 50 publications covering areas in optimization, stochastic optimization, game theory, economic equilibrium and risk analysis, and electricity markets, and advised more than 20 PhDs and master theses. He has led more than twenty research projects and developed optimization tools for pricing, planning and market behaviour analysis for energy systems, risk analysis for network, telecommunication markets and sustainable exploitation of natural resources such as copper, energy and forestry. He has been plenary and invited speaker in several major international conferences such as International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Mathematical Programming, ICIAM and the Annual SIAM Conference in San Diego last year.

Professor Jofré is currently member of the Council of the Mathematical Optimization Society and member of the Scientific Board of three Research Centres/Initiatives of excellence in France, Japan and Ecuador. Furthermore, he is currently associate editor of eight mathematical and engineering journals, including Journal Optimization Theory and Application, Set-valued and Variational Analysis, Energy Systems, Optimization and Engineering, and recently joined Mathematical and Financial Economics and Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. Finally, Professor Jofré is a member of SIAM, Mathematical Optimization Society, Econometric Society, IEEE Society and the Economic Theory Society.

Biography

Stephen J. Wright holds the George B. Dantzig Professorship, the Sheldon Lubar Chair, and the Amar and Balinder Sohi Professorship of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

His research is in computational optimization and its applications to many areas of science and engineering. Prior to joining UW-Madison in 2001, Wright held positions at North Carolina State University (1986-90), Argonne National Laboratory (1990-2001), and the University of Chicago (2000-2001). He graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in 1984. He has served as Chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society and as a Trustee of SIAM. He is a Fellow of SIAM. In 2014, he won the W.R.G. Baker award from IEEE.

Wright is the author/coauthor of widely used text/reference books in optimization including “Primal Dual Interior-Point Methods” and “Numerical Optimization“. He has published widely on optimization theory, algorithms, software, and applications.

Wright is current editor-in-chief of the SIAM Journal on Optimization and previously served as editor-in-chief or associate editor of Mathematical Programming (Series A), Mathematical Programming (Series B), SIAM Review, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, and several other journals and book series.

SPEAKERS

NATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKER
Professor Guoyin Li
University of New South Wales

ELECTRICITY NETWORKS
Dr Ross Gawler
Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute (MEMSI)

WATER NETWORKS
Mahes Maheswaran
Water NSW

CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING
Professor Peter Stuckey
The University of Melbourne & NICTA

OPTIMISATION @ ABS
Dr Geoffrey Brent
Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY INTERACTION
Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy
Monash University

ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROUTING
Dr Michael Forbes
University of Queensland

META-HEURISTICS
Professor Xiaodong Li
RMIT University

OTHER EVENTS

INDUSTRY CHALLENGE (Day 1)
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INDUSTRY CHALLENGE (Day 2)
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CASE STUDY INTRO & WORKSHOP
Day 3

Dr Hamideh Anjomshoa & Dr Olivia Smith
IBM

CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING
Hands-on

Dr Guido Tack
Monash University

PANEL DISCUSSION (Day 1)
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PANEL DISCUSSION (Day 2)
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INTEGER PROGRAMMING
Hands-on

Professor John Hearne
RMIT University