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 ... 
March 24, 2015: Next week, it will be held in Seville, Spain, the Second Seville Workshop on MINLP. Not all speakers are from Europe or will directly address Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming in their talks (as it is my case), but the program does show the current European excellence in MINLP. 
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. 
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March 19, 2015: I'm starting a miniature blog here... I hope I'll have something interesting to say once in a while... 
Research Summary
My research interests include the development and analysis of numerical methods
for largescale nonlinear programming, sparse optimization,
PDE constrained optimization problems, and derivativefree
optimization problems, and applications in computational sciences, engineering, and finance.
Biography
I obtained my Ph.D. in
Computational and Applied Mathematics
from Rice University in 1996.
I held visiting positions at the
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and
the IMA/University of Minnesota in 2002/2003
and at
the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/NYU
and
CERFACS
in 2009/2010.
I have been in the faculty of the
Department of Mathematics
of the
University of Coimbra
since 1996.
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