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What’s new:

  • NSF conference grant $25,000: We are sincerely grateful to the NSF for their support and trust in our project. Thanks to Professor Boris Mordukhovich and Ebrahim Sarabi for the collaboration in this proposal.
  • Editor of the special issue for JOTA (Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications – Springer), Title: New Trend in Optimization, Control, and Their Applications, Special Issue Dedicated to Boris Sh. Mordukhovich.
  • Our new results:
    • Model Predictive Control using Neural Network, Dao Nguyen, submitted, 2023.
    • Spot drilling time optimization for a cyclotron-based proton therapy system ( with Lewei Zhao, Sophie Wuyckens, Juntao You, Gang Liu, Xiliang Lu, Boris Mordukhovich, Xuanfeng Ding), submitted, 2023.
    • Stability of the Solution Set of Quasi-variational Inequalities and Optimal Control (with Harbir Antil, Rafael Arndt, Boris Mordukhovich and Carlos N. Rautenberg), submitted, 2022,
  • My students presented a poster presentation on “Model Predictive Control using Neural Network and ILQR” on Dec 6th at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • I am organizing the conference “New trends in applied optimization control with applications & Midwest Optimization Meeting” at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 13-14, 2023
  • I am organizing a mini-symposium at the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August 20-25, 2023.
  • I am organizing a mini-symposium at the SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT23), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S, July 24 – 26, 2023.
  • We already resume the Variational Analysis and Optimization Seminar Fall 2022 Winter 22, Thursdays 9 AM-10 AM (Virtual and Room # EH 2238). More information about our previous seminar: Variational Analysis and Optimization Seminar, Fridays 9 AM-10 AM (Virtual and Room # EH 2238), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • I am going to run the Log(M) in the Winter 2023 and NSF REU in the summer 2023 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Results from our previous work with my students in Fall 2022 and Summer 2022.

Giving a talk at the Optimization Seminar in the Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego.

From left to right: My student, Anthony Cortez; me; Xiaomeng Hu, a 3rd-year PhD student at UCSD; and Professor Jiawang Nie, a Mathematics Professor at UCSD.

I co-organized the Midwest Optimization Meeting 2023 – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

LAWOC aims to boost the development and interaction between Optimization and Control in Latin America, Chile, January, 2023.

24th Midwest Optimization Meeting, MOM24, & Workshop on Large Scale Optimization and Applications. Hosted by the University of Waterloo, Canada, October 28-29, 2022.
University of Chicago, July 2022.
P/S. Just to clarify: I am taking a photo at this building does not mean I am supporting him :))
Organizer of the mini-symposium Variational Analysis and Optimization 2022 SIAM Great Lakes Section Annual Meeting, Wayne State University, MI, United States, September 24, 2022.
ICCOPT 2019, the Sixth International Conference on Continuous Optimization, Technical University (TU) of Berlin, Germany, August 3-8, 2019.

Control of State-Constrained Dynamical Systems (School and Workshop), 24 – 27 September 2019, Valparaíso, Chile.

Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy, July, 2019 (Invited Talk).

9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), July 15 – 19, 2019, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain (Invited Talk).

Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 22-25, 2019 (Invited Talk).

SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT19), Chengdu, China, June 19 – 21, 2019.

Vietnam-USA Joint Mathematical Meeting, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 10 – 13, 2019 (Invited Talk).

Award ceremony 2018-2019, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium (Present and judge for doctor’s section), Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Wayne State University.

2018 NSF-CBMS: Computational Methods in Optimal Control.

Midwest Optimization Meeting 2018 at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Special Session on Nonsmooth Optimization and Applications, AMS Spring 2018 Western Sectional Meeting (04/2018), Portland, OR:

The 2018 SIAM Great Lakes Section Annual Meeting on April 21, 2018.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium (Present and judge for doctor’s section), Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Wayne State University, Second place winner.

The 19th Midwest Optimization Meeting, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Saturday, October 21st, 2017.

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