Workshop on
Optimization in Scientific Computing

June 21-23, 2017 · Hong Kong


Optimization is an important technique in scientific computing. In imaging applications, one needs the recovery of enhanced images from noisy signals and the reconstruction of some unknown information from external measurements. In radar applications, one needs the determination of the position of certain targets from the knowledge of reflected wavefields. In these scientific applications, optimization is an essential component in the numerical algorithms for solving these problems. Due to the complexity of realistic applications, traditional optimization techniques are not sufficient to meet the need, and there is much on-going research in the past decade in order to tackle the challenges. While there are many successful approaches in literature addressing some of the difficulties in developing optimization methods for scientific computing, there are still many challenges and open problems.

This international workshop aims to provide a platform for researchers working on optimization and scientific computing to gather and enhance the interaction among them. In particular, the workshop gives a forum for researchers to present their latest achievements and explore new research directions. The workshop is also an opportunity for graduate students and postdoc to learn basic knowledge and overall development in the field.

Organizing Committee

List of Speakers

  • Zhengjian BAI Xiamen University
  • Jianfeng CAI The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Xiaojun CHEN The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • Patrick CIARLET ENSTA ParisTech
  • Jan HESTHAVEN Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Kazufumi ITO North Carolina State University
  • Hui JI National University of Singapore
  • Liu JIE National University of Singapore
  • Bangti JIN University College London
  • Simon LABRUNIE University of Lorraine
  • Rongjie LAI Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Shingyu LEUNG The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Peijun LI Purdue University
  • Xiliang LU Wuhan University
  • Jun MA Macquiere University
  • Shiqian MA The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Benedetta MORINI University of Florence
  • Ivan OSELEDETS Skoltech, Moscow
  • Xuecheng TAI Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Haijun WU Nanjing University
  • Yuesheng XU Zhongshan University
  • Wotao YIN University of California, Los Angeles
  • Xiaoming YUAN Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Tieyong ZENG Hong Kong Baptist University


The program will be annouced in due course.

The workshop will take place at Lady Shaw Building (LSB). The program schedule is shown below.

Title and Abstract

In preparation

Maps & Directions

The workshop sessions will be held in the Lady Shaw Building (LSB).

Please follow the instruction below if you are going from the University MTR Station:

Take Shuttle Bus 1A / 1B / H near MTR Exit A - C or Shuttle Bus 3 near MTR Exit D. Get off at the second stop (Sir Run Run Shaw Hall).

(Shuttle Bus Route Information / Shuttle Bus Timetable)

The rooftop garden opposite Sir Run Run Shaw Hall is part of Lady Shaw Building. Go there and enter the lift on the right under the flat canopy. It is a three-minute walk.

Please check out Maps & Directions at Math department website for other locations.


The workshop is generously supported by the following organizations:

Faculty of Science,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Summit Series,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Department of Mathematics,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Mathematical Society