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 
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 ... 
January 10, 2017: There is a new survey paper on DerivativeFree Optimization: A. L. Custódio, K. Scheinberg, and L. N. Vicente, Methodologies and software for derivativefree optimization, Chapter 37 of Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications, T. Terlaky, M. F. Anjos, and S. Ahmed (editors), MOSSIAM Book Series on Optimization, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2017. Click here for the PDF file. 
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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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