演讲人：Professor Vira Chankong
题 目：Optimization in Engineering and Biomedicine
时 间：2018年7月20日星期五 14:00
In the highly competitive environments of the 21st century, “good” is no longer good enough. Only the best will do. Engineers, including those working in biomedical fields, face the challenges of designing the best products, processes or systems under various types of technical and non-technical constraints all the time. To successfully and efficiently accomplish these tasks, optimization is an essential design tool that engineers should have in their toolboxes.
This talk will highlight tremendously diverse applications of optimization in engineering and biomedicine, and will lay out the best practice in using optimization to solve those problems. Solution strategies for solving large scale optimization problems typically found in those applications will be discussed. The focus will be on methods based on duality, partitioning, decomposition, and relaxation, as well as on random-search strategies.
Professor Chankong is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He is a systems engineer specializing in systems thinking, systems analysis, and computational engineering and science that includes optimization and simulation. His special areas of expertise are large-scale optimization, multi-objective optimization, logic-based discrete optimization, intelligent computing, and modeling and simulation. His special interests are in the development of specialized large-scale multi-objective optimization algorithms for problems in biomedicine, energy planning and production scheduling, and advanced data analytics for Big Data applications. Past projects in computational biomedicine include: Compressive Sensing, An Optimization-based Treatment Planner for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Goal Programming-based Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Treatment planning, Deformable model registration for prostate brachytherapy, Optimization in Medicine - Optimal Planner for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, and a Multi-objective Planner for Intensity Modulated Treatment Planning of Cancers. Professor Chankong is the senior author of Multi-objective Decision-Making: Theory and Methodology republished by Dover Publications in 2008, and the author of the upcoming “Optimization for Engineers and Problem Solvers” (CRC Press, potential publisher). He has published several papers in multiple objective optimization, large-scale optimization, systems methodology, and applications of decision theory, optimization and information technology to medical research and engineering design and operation problems.