SILO  (Systems, Information, Learning and Optimization)

SILO is a presentation series with speakers from UW faculty, graduate students or invited professors, that discuss mathematical related topics. Presentations are held in the Discovery building (3rd floor Teaching lab) on Wednesdays (12:30  to 1:30 p.m) during the academic year. For Discovery building access, use this link Get Building access for the event. SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that connects and helps recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch. For more information about SILO seminars.


WID-DOW  (Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – Doing Optimization at Wisconsin)

WID-DOW is a presentation series with speakers from the UW faculty or invited professors, that discuss their research and how optimization may interface with their interests. WID-DOW’s purpose is to provide a forum for UW faculty, students and the public to discuss various research topics so the audience better understands Optimization and its’ diverse applications. WID-DOW presentations are held at various campus buildings and at various days/times. For specific dates, location and times, use this WID-DOW link. For Discovery building access, use this link: Get Building access for the event. To view the WID-DOW archive. use this link: Archives of past presentations in slide form.


COPTA  (Committee on OPTimization and its Applications_

COPTA is a presentation series with speakers from the UW faculty or invited professors, that discuss optimization or related topics. COPTA’s purpose is provide the audience a better understanding of new optimization opportunities. COPTA talks are held at various campus buildings and at various days/times. For Discovery building access, use this link  Get Building access for the event. Visit for upcoming COPTA talks.