Univ. of Waterloo; Dept. of Combinatorics and Optimization; Faculty of Mathematics

October 28-29, 2022
24th Midwest Optimization Meeting, MOM24, &
Workshop on Large Scale Optimization and Applications
Hosted by the University of Waterloo
, Ont. ( weather)
Federation Hall, Room
(map )

Organizers: Boris Mordukhovich, Walaa Moursi, Henry Wolkowicz
Please send email to one of the organizers if you plan on attending.

Registration (badge pick up) on-site; fee $00 Schedule with abstracts/slides Attendees CONFERENCE PICTURES!; (tarfileALL; zipfileall)


Optimization is an important area of applied mathematics that bridges mathematical theory with applications in diverse fields. This Twenty Fourth Annual Midwest Optimization Meeting provides opportunities for researchers in this region with different backgrounds to come together to share their research and teaching experiences, forge collaborations with colleagues from different institutions, and to expose students to applications of mathematical theory. This workshop will focus on bringing together several of the diverse communities working on large scale optimization models that arise from variational problems.

  • Breakfast/lunch/coffee-breaks will be provided on site in the Main Hall of Federation Hall to the registered participants. There is no registration fee.
    All talks but one are in the Main/Westmount Halls of Federation Hall. The joint plenary/Tutte talk on Friday at 3:30PM is in Math. and Comp. Sc., MC5501.
  • Wi-fi Univ. of Waterloo Guests INTERNET ACCESS instructions
  • The local hotels have a special discount rate for participants at conferences held at University of Waterloo. ( More hotel information is available here.) ( AIRPORT <--> GROUND TRANSPORTATION INFO is available here.)
  • Conference Invitation Letter for Cusoms
  • Please check back here for GENERAL INFORMATION.
    • SPEAKERS: Links to the abstracts and to most of The slides have links below. (Please tell us if you do/do-not want the slides made public.) If you are using a 'MAC' laptop, then please bring a suitable adaptor.
    • PARTICIPANTS: Please join us for: breakfasts, lunches AND the reception, on site. Then we can all truly benefit from the return to a face-face conference. (Links to the interesting menus are below.)
    • PARKING The closest visitor parking lot to Federation Hall is Lot M and the fee to park there is $6.00/day per vehicle. Tickets can be purchased through the Pay and Display terminal located in Lot M. There is additional paid parking in Lot J (beside Federation Hall) where parking passes need to be purchased in Lot S. Overflow parking is available in Lots N and W. (more info and map)
    • Please tell us if we should correct/add anything to this webpage.

Invited plenary speakers

Prof. Heinz Bauschke, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Prof. Jonathan Eckstein, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Prof. Levent Tuncel , University of Waterloo, Canada

Prof. Stephen Vavasis , University of Waterloo, Canada


  • Variational Analysis: variational principles and generalized differentiation, variational convergence, parametric optimization, and sensitivity under perturbations type algorithms.
  • Engineering Applications: VLSI design; solutions of Lyapunov equations; general linear matrix inequalities in systems and control theory.
  • Variational Analysis: stability and regularity, scaling, conditioning, numerical aspects, applications
  • Nonsmooth Optimization: theoretical aspects and numerical algorithms, optimality conditions, bilevel and hierachical optimization, semi-infinite programming
  • Multiobjective Optimization and Equilibria: Pareto and Nash equilibria, MPECs and EPECs, applications to economics
  • Control theory: optimal and feedback control, ODE and PDE dynamics, optimality conditions, discrete approximations, algorithms

Schedule (click on title for abstract)