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Bridging the Gap - Awayday on Optimisation 19-20 April

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The primary aim of this research away day, funded and organised by the EPSRC Bridging the Gap (BTG) project, is to provide a forum for Birmingham researchers, including both teaching and research staff, to brainstorm new research ideas in the broad area of optimisation in both theory and applications. More specifically, the objectives include:

  1. to bring people with an interest in optimisation, but with different backgrounds, together to network and know each other in an informal environment;
  2. to identify new research challenges that optimisation is an important aspect;
  3. to brainstorm ideas of potential multi-disciplinary approaches that could be pursued in tackling significant optimisation problems in various disciplines;
  4. to discuss ideas of potential collaborative grant proposals, where the BTG project could fund the development of such bids.

Some example topics include, but certainly not limited to,

  • data-driven modelling and model calibration using optimisation methods
  • design optimisation, e.g., shape optimisation, engine optimisation, etc.
  • scheduling and route optimisation in transport, utility and communication networks
  • hybrid mathematical and heuristic optimisation methods for highly nonlinear and non-differentiable problems
  • constraint handling methods
  • multi-objective optimisation and decision making

The Research Away Day is open to all teaching and research staff within the University. The cost of participating in the two-day event will be fully covered by the EPSRC BTG project. A key feature of the event will be the organisation of the activities around problems and challenges, not by academic disciplines. The activities will include presentations of research challenges (from problem owners), brief overviews of existing methods and techniques (from tool developers), idea generation in the wild and ample time for networking and discussions.

This talk is part of the EPS - College Research and KT Support Activities series.

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