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: 351 239 820 489 Email: lnv{at}mat.uc.pt 
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November 4, 2016:
Today Clément W. Royer has very successfully defended his PhD thesis titled
DerivativeFree Optimization Methods based on Probabilistic and
Deterministic Properties: Complexity Analysis and Numerical Relevance
at the Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier in
the Domaine Mathématiques (Mathématiques Appliquées).

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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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