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

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

**Fall 2015 **(seminar was led by Professors Roummel Marcia, Juan Meza and Noemi Petra)

- November 16, 2015 (at 1pm in SE1 300)

Lasith Adhikari, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

*Time-Independent and Time-Dependent Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography*

- November 02, 2015 (at 1pm in SE1 300)

Ekkehard Sachs, Professor, Trier University, Germany

*Bats, windmills and economies - application and modeling in optimization*

- October 19, 2015 (at 1pm in SE1 300)

Johannes Brust, Graduate Student, Applied Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

*On Shape-Changing Trust-Region SR1 subproblems*

- Monday, September 21, 2015 (1-2pm in SE1 300)

Reading/Discussion Seminar

N. Halko, P. G. Martinsson, J. A. Tropp, Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions, SIAM Review 53 (2) (2011) 217–288.