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 ... 
September 28, 2017: Looking very much forward to the Workshop I: Optimization and Optimal Control for Complex Energy and Property Landscapes, October 26, 2017, part of the Long Program Complex HighDimensional Energy Landscapes, Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM), an NSF Math Institute at UCLA. 
September 9, 2017: Optimization 2017 has just ended past Friday. Optimizations are a success enterprise, and the 2017 edition was as good as any previous one. This time there was a oneday workshop to (quite deservedly) celebrate the 60th anniversary of Professor Luís Gouveia. The new PC Chair (Luís Gouveia) has announced in the closing session that the next edition will happen in 2020 and that it will be organized by Agostinho Agra as OC Chair. 
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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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