Workshop on ‘Nonlinear optimization, Variational inequalities and Artificial Intelligence (WNVIA2021)’
Department of Mathematics, Manav Rachna University organized a one-week workshop on ‘Non-linear Optimization, Variational Inequalities and Artificial Intelligence (WNVIA2021)’ recently. The workshop was designed to provide a platform to understand and apply different mathematical and computational approaches for solving optimization problems, comparison & connection among the existing and new solution methods, detail analysis using algorithms and its applications.
Six academicians from various institutions of fame including IIT, NIT, Central Universities and Manav Rachna University were the resource persons, and delivered eminent sessions to impart all the aspects of optimization and applications among the participants supplemented with informative tools and techniques. 27 external participants from IIT, NIT, Central Universities, Engineering Colleges and Private Universities, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE and 50 internal participants from the Department of Mathematics, MRU mainly faculty members, research scholars, UG/PG students were a part of this learning programme.
The workshop focused on the theory and practice of convex optimization, particularly the challenges posed by large-scale convex optimization problems that arise in a variety of industrial contexts.
The well-drafted sessions began with the foundation stones of the concepts of Convexity, Variational inequalities and were routed to the techniques of exploring and solving Different OR Problems, using a Mathematical and computational approach. The highlight of the workshop was the detailed application of optimization techniques in Machine Learning (SVM) and a hands-on session on the solution of non-linear optimization problems using MATLAB software. The technology supplement opened the gateway to many new possibilities and food for thought to budding researchers.
All the sessions were intellectually drafted & executed within the stipulated time frame and abetted in meeting the desired outcomes of the Workshop. The participants actively interacted during the sessions and their queries were addressed satisfactorily by the experts.