WID-DOW Seminars

Welcome to Wisconsin Institute for Discovery- Doing Optimization at WISCONSIN (WID-DOW) seminar series at the University of Wisconsin-Madison website. 

Since optimization spans every discipline, the subject of each WID-DOW seminar may include such diverse topics as optimizing traffic flow or power storage or improving a bioenergy source.The WID-DOW seminar speakers are UW-faculty and visiting professors that discuss an optimization application or how optimization impacts their research.Visit the WID-DOW archive page for previous WID-DOW speakers and presentation titles.

WID-DOW seminars generally attracts UW-Madison faculty and students from the Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Agricultural & Economics, and Statistics departments. The public is also welcome to attend. Each presentation is generally 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. The fall 2014 and spring 2015 WID-DOW seminars will be held various times and locations (i.e. Taylor Hall,, Mechanical Engineering or the Discovery Building). Read more about Discovery building access. The fall & spring WID-DOW schedule is posted below and will be updates as new seminars speakers are identified.

WID-DOW  and SILO/WID-DOW* Seminars Schedule (Spring 2015)

2/25/15*   Oertel Timm, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; Location: Discovery building, room 3280 (12:30 – 1:30pm; Presentation title: TBD

3/18/15*   Santanu Dey, Georgia Tech; Location: Discovery building, room 3280 (12:30 – 1:30pm); Presentation title: TBD

4/8/15*   Amitabh Basu, Johns Hopkins University; Location: Discovery building room 2328 (Researcher Link) (12:30 – 1:30pm); Presentation title: TBD

4/29/15*  Laura Sanita, University of Waterloo; Location: Discovery building room 2328 (Researchers Link) (12;30 – 1:30pm); Presentation title: TBD

4/30/15   Nick Trefethen, Math Institute, Oxford University; Location: Discovery building, room 3280 (12-1pm); Presentation title: TBD