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 ... 
June 29, 2018: ISMP 2018 is just a fews days away! The International Symposia on Mathematical Programming are the flagship conferences of our dear Mathematical Optimization Society, and the 2018 edition is the 23rd one. ISMPs are held every three years and have been growing recently in size, one reason being the current popularity of Optimization in the Machine Learning community. 
June 11, 2018: The 6th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization will soon be held at the University of Birmingham during July 2729, 2018. This conference series puts together numerical linear algebraists and optimizers following the combination that led to the development of the most efficient methods for numericallly solving optimization problems. The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications has been around since 1964 (!)  and its impact in promoting and supporting Applied Mathematics (journals, prizes, conferences, teaching, dissemination) has been so significant, not only in the UK but around the world. 
May 25, 2018:
Lehigh University has officially announced it:
New ISE Department Chair. Here is what I have to say:

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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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