Model Management and Reduced Order Model Approaches for Simulation Driven Optimization
Rice University, October 11&12, 2010
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Many engineering and science applications lead to optimization problems in
which the evaluation of the objective function or of constraint functions require
expensive simulations. These optimization problems arise, for example, in the form of
optimal design, optimal control, or parameter estimation problems and the
complex simulations are often tied to the solution of systems of
partial differential equations.
The numerical solution of such optimization problems requires that
the computational simulations are run repeatedly at simulation
inputs generated by the optimization algorithm.
In many optimization applications it is impossible to run high fidelity simulations because
of computing time and other resource constraints, and the high fidelity simulations must be
replaced by some type of reduced order models.
The integration of reduced order models with optimization algorithms, the convergence
analysis of such integrated algorithms and their use in engineering and science applications
raises many challenging questions.
This workshop brings together researchers who work on model management
approaches in optimization and on the development of reduced order models for optimization,
as well as researchers and practitioners involved in the application of reduced order
model approaches for the simulation and optimization of complex systems.
With this workshop we hope to foster exchange on the development of reduced
order model techniques and model management approaches in optimization
and their integration into more efficient computational methods with broader
The workshop is sponsored by
IMA Participating Institution (PI) members may use IMA/PI funds to support travel of their
personnel to this conference.
The workshop will take place on the campus of Rice University
in Duncan Hall, room DH1064.
Rice University campus maps
are available (Ann & Charles Duncan Hall is building number 20 on
the campus map).
- Lorenz T. Biegler (Carnegie Mellon University)
- George Biros (Georgia Institute of Technology)
- C. Tim Kelley (North Carolina State University)
- Robert Michael Lewis (College of William & Mary)
- Stephen G. Nash (George Mason University)
- Ekkehard Sachs (Universität Trier)
- Stefan Ulbrich (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
- Qiqi Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
To register for the workshop, please send e-mail
to Matthias Heinkenschloss.
Please use Registration for MM2010 in the subject line
and in the e-mail address replace _AT_ by @. For registration, please
provide name, affiliation, and contact information.
There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited.
This conference is supported in part by the Institute for Mathematics
and its Application (IMA) through its Participating Institution (PI)
PI members may use IMA/PI funds to support travel of their
personnel to this conference.
Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77030, Phone 713-313-4000
(one block south of the Rice Campus)
Parking on the Rice Campus
There are two visitor parking lots close to Duncan Hall.
Please see campus maps.
Parking rates for the visitor parking lots are posted on
Parking for Visitors web-page.
During the conference, continental breakfast will be served
in Duncan Hall in front of the lecture room DH1064;
lunch will be served in DH3092.
For other meals, Houston offers a huge selection of restaurants.
For example, there are several
restaurants in the Rice Village just east of Rice
University, approx. 1.5 miles from Duncan Hall and from the
Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center.
For those who come early or stay longer, there are many
things to do. Below are a few examples.
Rice University, the conference hotels, the Museum District,
Downtown (where baseball stadium, basketball arena, and the Houston
Theater District are located)
and Reliant Stadium are connected via
- Around Rice University:
The southern end of the
Houston Museum District is just 1 mile north of Rice University.
Hermann Park and the
are located east of Rice University, less than 1 mile away.
Within one hour driving:
If you are interested in bird watching or like to see alligators
in the wild, check out the
Brazos Bend State Park (Elm Lake), which is
about 1.5 hours southwest of Houston (take US59 south,
after about an 1hr there will be a sign to mark the Brazos Bend State
Johnson Space Center Houston is
about 1 hour south of Houston (take Interstate 45 toward Galveston).
Theater and music:
Check out the
Houston Theater District
for theater, ballet, opera, symphony and musicals.
For sport and other events click
| Amr El-Bakry
| Matthias Heinkenschloss
| Rice University