Scientific Computing Seminar

Date and Place: Thursdays and hybrid (live in 32-349/online via Zoom). For detailed dates see below!


In the Scientific Computing Seminar we host talks of guests and members of the SciComp team as well as students of mathematics, computer science and engineering. Everybody interested in the topics is welcome.

List of Talks

Event Information:

  • Thu

    SC Seminar: Andrea Walther

    14:30SC Seminar Room 32-349

    Prof. Andrea Walther, Institut für Mathematik, Universität Paderborn

    Minimization by Successive Abs-Linearization: Recent Developments


    For finite dimensional problems that are unconstrained and piecewise smooth the optimization based on successive abs-linearisation is well analysed yielding for example linear or even quadratic convergence under reasonable assumptions on the function to be optimised. In this talk we discuss the extension of this approach to the more general class of nonsmooth but still Lipschitz continuous functions covering also the Euclidean norm. For this purpose, we introduce the so-called clipped root linearisation and present first numerical results.
    Furthermore, we sketch the extansion of this approach to the infinite dimensional setting.