Postponed: Solving Optimization Problems with MATLAB

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar is postponed and will be re-scheduled for the fall semester 2020.  This event listing will be updated when a new time is scheduled.

The MechE Alliance has partnered with MathWorks to bring a series of seminars to the MIT Community.

In this third and final seminar, James Wiken, Application Engineer at MathWorks and MIT Alum will present on Solving Optimization Problems with MATLAB.

In this session, you will learn about the different tools available for optimization in MATLAB. We demonstrate how you can use Optimization Toolbox and Global Optimization Toolbox to solve a wide variety of optimization problems. You will learn best practices for setting up and solving optimization problems, as well as how to speed up optimizations with parallel computing. Topics include:

  • Solving linear, nonlinear, and mixed-integer optimization problems in MATLAB
  • Finding better solutions to multiple minima and non-smooth problems using global optimization
  • Using symbolic math for setting up problems and automatically calculating gradients
  • Using parallel computing to speed up optimization problems
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