ESR13-Soodeh Habibi

Nationality: Iranian

POEMA Host Institution: Univ. of Birmingham, UK


  • M.Sc. Applied Mathematics – Operations Research and Optimization, School of Mathematics, Statistic and Computer Science, University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc. Mathematics and Applications, Faculty of Mathematics, K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Tehran, Iran

Master’s Project: An SQP Algorithm for Nonconvex, Nonsmooth Constrained Optimization                            



Research interests: Optimization - Linear Programming - Nonlinear Optimization - Convex Optimization - Nonsmooth Optimization - Sequential Quadratic Programming – Multiobjective Optimization

POEMA project:

ESR 13 - “Algorithms and Software for Structured Semidefinite Optimization” at the School of Mathematics of the University of Birmingham.

The purpose is decomposing SDP problems into problems with many small matrix variables or matrix constraints; then, solving them by general purpose SDP software. In order to do this, we will develop algorithms and software for matrix decomposition.

Secondments:   Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen and IBM Research in Dublin.

Supervisors:Michal Kocvara, Univ. of Birmingham, UK

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