The optimization research group meets on a weekly basis to share and discuss current optimization research in the Applied Mathematics Department here at UC Merced. In particular we have bi-weekly seminar talks, where students and faculty present aspects of their research.

Our group meetings and seminar are led by Professors Roummel Marcia and Noemi Petra and consist of graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Applied Mathematics Department.

During Fall 2018 these meetings are held in the SE1 Room 300 on Fridays from 11am-12pm.

**Upcoming Talk/Event**

**Fall 2018 **

- Friday, September 14th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Olalekan Babaniyi (postdoc, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: Mathematical and computational formulations for inverse problems in the biomechanical imaging field*

- Friday, September 28th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Omar DeGuchy (grad student, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: Hands-On Machine Learning*

- Friday, October 19th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Noemi Petra (Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk:*

*hIPPYlib: An Extensible Software Framework for Large-Scale Inverse Problems*

- Friday, October 26th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Arnold Kim (Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: Imaging with waves using MUltiple SIgnal Classification (MUSIC)*

- Friday, November 2nd (
**12pm-1pm**in**COB1 265**- Note new time and location)

Jacob Rafati

*Title Talk:*

*Limited-memory quasi-Newton methods for deep learning*

- Friday, November 16th (11am-12pm in SE1 300) -
**CANCELED due to air quality / campus closure - will be rescheduled**

Radoslav Vuchkov (grad student, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: On mesh-independent secant quasi-Newton formulas*

- Friday, November 30th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Boaz Ilan (Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: Pattern Search for Nonimaging Optics*

Friday, December 7th (11am-12pm in SE1 300)

Radoslav Vuchkov (grad student, Applied Mathematics, University of California, Merced)

*Title Talk: On mesh-independent secant quasi-Newton formulas*