The Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Prof. Helen Laburn (BSc, BSc Hons 1973, PhD 1977) invites you to the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Montaz Ali from the School of Computational and Applied Mathematics in the Faculty of Science, entitled Global optimisation in action: quest for the best in industries.
Whether we realise it or not the theory of global optimisation drives our every day’s desires and actions. For example, we want to do things better, to achieve our goals faster, to make our investments or other actions risk-free. Industries want to improve the quality of products for bigger market shares or to make strategic decisions for better profit margins. Mathematical theory of global optimisation is used to achieve these desired goals in the best possible way. As we live and operate in today’s competitive global village, the need for the global optimisation is becoming abysmal. Indeed, the global optimisation is making impacts in all aspects of our technological world in which we are privileged to live.
This talk briefly states various optimisation problems and some related algorithms for the solutions to these problems. Discussion items include the concept of global optimisation and the complexity in the solution process, and the presentation of several practical problems of industrial background.