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Texas Optimization Day: 2016

April 4, 2016

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
College Station, TX 77840 United States
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Sergiy Butenko


Workshop Goals

The idea behind Texas Optimization Day is to create a forum for Texas optimizers to discuss research and educational developments in the field, to facilitate communication and collaborations between researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the state of Texas, and to eventually build a strong community that would promote fundamental and applied optimization research in the region.

One of the goals of this initial one-day meeting is to decide on the format, locations, and potential sources of funding for the Texas Optimization Day in the upcoming several years.


  • Sergiy Butenko (Texas A&M University)
  • Christodoulos A. Floudas (Texas A&M University)
  • Jiming Peng (University of Houston)
  • Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos (Texas A&M University)

Parking Information


Annenberg Presidential Conference Center

1002 George Bush Dr.
College Station, TX 77845

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Registration and BreakfastLobby
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Session 1Room 1011C
 P.R. KumarTexas A&M University
 Jianer ChenTexas A&M University
 Faruque HasanTexas A&M University
 Jay RosenbergerUniversity of Texas at Arlington
 Christodoulos A. FloudasTexas A&M University
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.Coffee Break 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Session 2Room 1011C
 Natalia HritonenkoPrairie View A&M University
 Yuri YatsenkoHouston Baptist University
 Kiavash KianfarTexas A&M University
 Jonathan BardUniversity of Texas at Austin
 Efstratios N. PistikopoulosTexas A&M University
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.LunchRoom 1011B
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Session 3Room 1011C
 Illya HicksRice University
 J. Maurice RojasTexas A&M University
 Tiffani WilliamsTexas A&M University
 Taewoo LeeRice University
 Andrew J. SchaeferRice University
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.Coffee Break 
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.Session 4Room 1011C
 Eli OlinickSouthern Methodist University
 Erick Moreno-CentenoTexas A&M University
 Lewis NtaimoTexas A&M University
 Ming ZhaoUniversity of Houston
 Jiming PengUniversity of Houston
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Coffee Break 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Session 5Room 1011C
 Ding-zhu DuUniversity of Texas at Dallas
 Shaojie TangUniversity of Texas at Dallas
 Sivakumar RathinamTexas A&M University
 Swaroop DarbhaTexas A&M University
 Sergiy ButenkoTexas A&M University
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.ReceptionPresidential Dining Room