|University of British Columbia Okanagan||July 8th to 11th|
Optimization Summer School
The optimization workshop will feature three topics:
COCANA Optimization Programming Competition.
Outline: Working in teams of up to 3, competitors will develop an optimization software package capable of finding the minimizer of an objective function $f(x)$ over the box constraint set $[0,1]^d$, where $d$ is the problem dimension. The software should be capable of working in any dimension, and must only require function values during the minimization process.
At 11am on Wed July 8th, each team will be given several black-box functions* and a total of 1800s CPU time to test their algorithm. CASH PRIZES will be awarded based on the best solutions found. (Prizes generously provided by UBC Okanagan departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics.)
*Several test functions will be provided on Monday to help competitors test format compatibility.
The following is a tentative schedule that is subject to change. Please check back for updates as the workshop approaches.