Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
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Conference program


Book of abstracts

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.
All technical sessions, registration, breakfast, and lunch take place at
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

8:00 8:50 Registration and breakfast
8:50 9:00 Opening remarks
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
An Optimization Perspective on Trustworthiness and Trust in Autonomous Systems
Natalia Alexandrov abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 Parallel technical sessions
Predictive disease modeling: Session 1 (Room 91) Games: theory and applications 1 (Room 85) Energy - II (Room 271) Computational Nonlinear Optimization with Applications (Room 241)
Estimating the Cross Immunity Between Drifted Strains of Influenza A/H3N2
Junling Ma abstract
A game-theoretic model for emergency preparedness among NGO's
Myles Nahirniak abstract
Distribution Electricity Pricing under Uncertainty
Yury Dvorkin abstract
An Empirical Quantification of the Impact of Choice Constraints on Generalizations of the 0-1 Knapsack Problem using CPLEX®
Yun, Lu Francis, Vasko abstract
Novel compartmental models of infectious disease
Scott Greenhalgh abstract
Generalized Nash games and replicator dynamics
Monica Cojocaru abstract
Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Optimal Power Flow Assuming Unimodal Distributions with Misspecified Modes
Bowen Li abstract
giorgio fasano abstract
Using a realistic SEIR model to assess the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in China and design optimal mitigation strategies
John Glasser abstract
On Decomposition Methods for Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems
Tangi Migot abstract
Risk-Sensitive Economic Dispatch: Theory and Algorithms
Subhonmesh Bose abstract
A General Lagrange Multipliers Based Approach for Object Packing Applications
Janos D. Pinter abstract
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
Risk-Sensitive Designs, Robustness, and Stochastic Games
Tamer Basar abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions
Predictive disease modelling 2 (Room 91) Games: theory and applications 2 (Room 85) Energy - III (Room 271) Advances in Numerical Optimization 1 (Room 241)
Fitting seasonal influenza epidemic curves to surveillance: Application to the French Sentinelles network
Edward Thommes abstract
A real-time optimization with warm-start of multiperiod AC optimal power flows
Youngdae Kim abstract
Computing and Calibrating Prices for Locational Variability in Power Generation and Load
Bernard Lesieutre abstract
Improving an optimization problem by redatuming via a TRAC approach
Franck Assous abstract
Impact of influenza vaccine-modified susceptibility and infectivity on the outcomes of immunization
Kyeongah Nah abstract
Decision making of the population under media effects and spread of Influenza
Safia Athar abstract
Stability and robustness of feedback based optimization for the distribution grid
Marcello Colombino abstract
Modeling Hessian-vector products in nonlinear optimization
Lili Song abstract
Novel efficient algorithm for risk-set sampling in cohort studies of large administrative health databases
Salah Mahmud Christiaan Righolt abstract
Detecting Organ Failure in Motor Vehicle Trauma Patients: A Machine Learning Approach
Neil Deshmukh abstract
Algorithms for Optimal Design and Operation of Networked Microgrids
Harsha Nagarajan abstract
Adaptive randomized rounding in the big parsimony problem
SANGHO SHIM abstract
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30 Parallel technical sessions
Health, Data and Optimization (Room 91) Advances in Numerical Optimization 3 (Room 85) Energy IV (Room 271) Optimization and OR (Room 241)
The role of pneumonia/influenza in hospital readmissions: Burden and predictive factors via machine learning
Secil Sozuer abstract
Regularized Robust Optimization for Two-Stage Stochastic Programming
Mingsong Ye abstract
Enabling A Stochastic Wholesale Electricity Market Design
Yury Dvorkin abstract
The Inmate Transportation Problem and its Application in the PA Department of Corrections
Anshul Sharma abstract
A further study on the trajectory sensitivity analysis of controlled-prescription opioid epidemic dynamical models
Getachew Befekadu abstract
Virtual Network Function placement optimization with Deep Reinforcement Learning
Ruben Solozabal abstract
Coupling Artificial Neural Networks with Chance Constrained Optimization for Voltage Regulation in Distribution Grids
Nikolaos Gatsis abstract
On the (near) Optimality of Extended Formulations for Multi-way Cut in Social Networks
SANGHO SHIM abstract
Optimal design of vaccination catchup programswith incentives
Monica Cojocaru Kevin Fatyas abstract
Quasi-Newton Methods for Deep Learning: Forget the Past, Just Sample
Martin Takac abstract
Learning Methods for Distribution System State Estimation
Ahmed Zamzam abstract
Simulation-Based Optimization of Dynamic Appointment Scheduling Problem with Patient Unpunctuality and Provider Lateness
Secil Sozuer abstract
19:00 21:00 Student Social

Thursday 15th of August 2019

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
Operational Equilibria of Electric and Natural Gas Systems with Limited Information Interchange
Antonio Conejo abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 AIMMS-MOPTA Competition

AIMMS-MOPTA Competition abstract
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
Distributionally robust and risk averse multistage stochastic programming
Alexander Shapiro abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions
Controlling epidemic and environmental diseases (Room 91) Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms (Room 85) Energy (Room 271) Computational nonlinear optimization and applications 2 (Room 241)
An Epidemics-Logistics Modeling Framework: Insights into Controlling the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa
Esra Buyuktahtakin Toy abstract
Derivative Approximation of some Model-based Derivative Free Methods
Liyuan Cao abstract
Convex Restrictions for Optimal Power Flow
Line A. Roald abstract
Generalized Nonconvex Relaxations to Rank Minimization
April Sagan abstract
A Multi-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach to Controlling the Ebola Virus Disease with Equity Considerations
Xuecheng Yin abstract
Optimal Decision Trees for Categorical Data via Integer Programming
Minhan Li abstract
Applications of Constraint Screening Methods in Electric Power Systems
Dan Molzahn abstract
Nonlinear regularization for solving non-linear inverse problems
Dimitri Papadimitriou abstract
Optimizing Search and Control of EAB in Canadian Forests
Sabah Bushaj abstract
Limited-Memory BFGS with Displacement Aggregation
Baoyu Zhou abstract
False data injection attack in coordinated natural gas and electricity systems
Bining Zhao abstract
Computational Optimization for Nonimaging Solar Concentrators using Generalized Pattern Search
Christine Hoffman abstract
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:00 Plenary talk
A snapshot of quantum algorithms for optimization
Giacomo Nannicini abstract
18:00 19:00 Cocktail Reception
19:00 21:00 Banquet

Friday 16th of August 2019

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
Criticality of Lagrange Multipliers in Conic Programming with Applications to SQP
Boris Mordukhovich abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 Parallel technical sessions
Recent Advances in First-Order Methods for Distributed Optimization (Room 85) Modeling and Optimization in Energy Sector (Room 271) Application of Discrete Optimization in Structural Design Problems (Room 241)
Achieving Acceleration in Distributed Optimization via Direct Discretization of the Heavy-Ball ODE
Cesar A. Uribe abstract
Decomposable Formulation of Transmission Constraints for Decentralized Power Systems Optimization
Alinson Santos Xavier abstract
Warranty of kinematic stability in truss topology design optimization
Mohammad Shahabsafa abstract
An Efficient Method to find approximate Solutions to Linear and Nonlinear Fractional Differential Equations via Fractional Natural Decomposition Method
Mahmoud Alrawashdeh abstract
Tight Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Global Optimization of Optimal Power Flow
Harsha Nagarajan abstract
Solving Large-scale Multi-scenario Truss Sizing Optimization Problem
Ramin Fakhimi abstract
Recent Innovations for the Projective Splitting Algorithm
Patrick Johnstone abstract
Mixed Integer Programming Formulations for the Unit Commitment Problem
Bernard Knueven abstract
A binary expansion method in finding a good lower bound of weight in truss sizing design
Weiming Lei abstract
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
Digital Humanities: Challenges for Optimization?
Martin Grötschel abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions
ML/AI and optimization (Room 91) Advances in Numerical Optimization 2 (Room 85) Contributed Talks (Room 271)
The stochastic multi-gradient algorithm for multi-objective optimization and its application to supervised machine learning
Suyun LIU abstract
Time-Varying Semidefinite Programs
Bachir El Khadir abstract
Optimizing Energy Storage Operation via Dual Decomposition
BOLUN XU abstract
Different approaches between Pattern Search Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization
Eric Koessler, Ahmad Almomani abstract
On Local Optimality in Cubic Optimization
Jeffrey Zhang abstract
A strong formulation for the graph partition problem
SANGHO SHIM abstract
Design of neuro-evolutionary model for solving nonlinear singularly perturbed boundary value problems
Muhammed Syam abstract
A decoupled first/second-order steps technique for nonconvex optimization
Clément Royer abstract
Using a Mobile Microgrid Formulation to Increase Smart Grid Resiliency
Brandon Augustino abstract