Asprey Lecture in Computer Science and Mathematics

Non-Derivative Optimization: Mathematics, Heuristics, or Hack

Margaret Wright
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Friday, February 20, 2009
300 Rockefeller Hall

Tea at 3:15pm

Professor Wright's second Asprey Lecture, is entitled “Non-Derivative Optimization: Mathematics, Heuristics, or Hack?” This talk will briefly survey the current state of the art of non-derivative optimization methods, trying along the way to highlight a few of the interesting open mathematical questions. It is intended for an audience with some sophistication in mathematics.

For additional details see the full Vassar Press Release.