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May 2018

Seminar: More Virtuous Smoothing and Embracing the Ghost of Rolle

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title: More Virtuous Smoothing and Embracing the Ghost of Rolle Speaker: Prof Jon Lee Affiliation: Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan Location: LT 308 Huxley Building Time: 14:00 - 15:00 Abstract. In the context of global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization formulations, we consider smoothing univariate concave increasing functions that have poorly behaved derivative at 0 (for example, root functions). Extending earlier work of Lee and Skipper, we give general conditions under which our smoothing is concave…

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