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 +==== 2009-02-20 Margaret Wright Lecture ====
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 +<​html><​center></​html>//​Asprey Lecture in Computer Science and Mathematics//​\\
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 +**Non-Derivative Optimization:​ Mathematics,​ Heuristics, or Hack**
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 +Margaret Wright\\
 +Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences\\
 +New York University
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 +Friday, February 20, 2009\\
 +3:30pm\\
 +300 Rockefeller Hall
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 +//Tea at 3:15pm//
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 +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. ​
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 +For additional details see the full [[http://​info.vassar.edu/​news/​2008-2009/​090219-asprey-wright.html|Vassar Press Release]].
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