Seminar Ew Bai Nov 2014

Separable Least Squares and its Applications in Optimization


07.005, conference room, Ashby building, QUB

Time & Date

11:30 am, Friday, 28th November 2014 (tea/coffee will be served before the lecture)


Separable nonlinear least squares (SNLS)problem is a special class of nonlinear least squares (NLS)problems, whose objective function is a mixture of linear and nonlinear functions. It has many applications in many different areas, especially in Operations Research and Computer Sciences. They are difficult to solve with the infinite-norm metric. In this presentation, Prof Bai will address some issues in solving mixed linear-nonlinear optimization problems.

Bio-sketch of the speaker:


Prof. Er-Wei Bai received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering in 1987. He is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radiology at the University of Iowa where he teaches and conducts research in identification, control, signal processing and their applications in engineering and life science. He is also a Professor (in System Identification), at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

Prof. Bai is an IEEE Fellow and a recipient of the President's Award for Teaching Excellence and the Board of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.

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