Luís Nunes Vicente Departamento de Matemática Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia Universidade de Coimbra 3001501 Coimbra, Portugal Office: 5:12 Phone: 351 239 791171 Fax: 351 239 793069 Email: lnv{at}mat.uc.pt 
Welcome to my page. See my Google Scholar Profile.See my Vitae in pdf format or a Short Bio. See also CV de 2 páginas em Português. There is more information as one scrolls down ... papers, DFO book ... 
April 22, 2016:
Giulio Galvan and Martina Sereni have very successfully defended
their MS theses respectively titled
Optimization methods for recurrent neural networks training and
Feature selection using LASSO sparse optimization methods
at the Department of Information Engineering of the
Università degli Studi di Firenze,
under a cosupervision of Professor Marco Sciandrone and myself.
Their theses committee counted also with Professor Fabio Schoen.
Congratulations to both! 
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March 19, 2015: In the paper Direct search based on probabilistic descent (see papers), there is a new proof technique for establishing global rates and worst case complexity bounds for randomized algorithms for which the new iterate depends on some object (directions, models) and the quality of the object is favorable with a certain probability. The technique is based on counting the number of iterations for which the quality is favorable and examining the probabilistic behavior of this number. 
March 19, 2015: I'm starting a miniature blog here... I hope I'll have something interesting to say once in a while... 
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