IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation

Date: Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 September 2007
Location: University of Birmingham


The success of modern codes for large-scale optimisation is heavily dependent on the use of effective tools of numerical linear algebra. On the other hand, many problems in numerical linear algebra lead to linear, nonlinear or semidefinite optimisation problems. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from both communities and to find and communicate points and topics of common interest. This is the first IMA Conference of this theme, and if it is successful, it could be the first in a series.

Conference topics include any subject that could be of interest to both communities, such as:

  • Direct and iterative methods for large sparse linear systems.
  • Eigenvalue computation and optimisation.
  • Large-scale nonlinear and semidefinite programming.
  • Effect of round-off errors, stopping criteria, embedded iterative procedures.
  • Fast matrix computation.

This combination of topics will make the conference of interest to a wide audience of numerical analysts, optimisers, computer scientists, engineers and others.

Organising Committee

Roy Mathias, University of Birmingham (co-chair), Email:
Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham (co-chair), Email:
Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh
Nick Gould, Oxford Univesity
Nick Higham, University of Manchester

Invited Speakers

Paul Van Dooren, Catholic University of Louvain
Roger Fletcher, University of Dundee
Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University
Michael Overton, New York University
Zdenek Strakos, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Philippe Toint, University of Namur
Nick Trefethen, Oxford Universtity


The conference will be hosted by the University of Birmingham. Participants will be accommodated in the Victoria Hall, which is a one minute walk from the University campus. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideally placed for travel in and out of the UK. Just 2 hours from London by train and 30 minutes from the international airport, Birmingham has excellent access to the UK’s road and rail network. The Edgbaston campus is within easy reach of the city’s highlights. The University train station is right on the doorstep and one stop from the city centre, buses run every few minutes and black cabs and private hire cars are freely available.

Conference Fees

Fees – Before 17th August

Non IMA Member: £280.00
IMA/SIAM Members: £200.00
Student: £100.00

Fees – After 17th August

Non IMA Member: £305.00
IMA/SIAM Members: £225.00
Student: £125.00


A programme can be downloaded below.


Bedrooms can be booked at Victoria Hall which is a one minute walk from the University campus. These are £25.00 per night room only. Please note no meals are included. All rooms have an en-suite shower.

Related Documents

Download Numerical Linear Algebra And Optimisation 2007 Programme [PDF]


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