Seminars & Meetings

SILO (Systems, Information, Learning and Optimization)

SILO is a lecture series with speakers from the UW faculty, graduate students or invited researchers 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. Use this link to get information about  Discovery building access for this event.  SILO’s purpose is to provide a forum that helps connect and recruit mathematically-minded graduate students. SILO is a lunch-and-listen format, where speakers present interesting math topics while the audience eats lunch. Use this link, for more information about SILO seminars.

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

WID-DOW has speakers from the UW faculty or invited researchers, that discuss their research and how optimization may interface with their interests. It provides a forum for UW faculty, students and the public to discuss emerging research topics and better understand Optimization within diverse applications. For details about upcoming talks, use this WID-DOW link. For information regarding past presentations use this archive link.

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. It’s purpose is provide the audience with a better understanding of new optimization opportunities. Visit for upcoming COPTA talks.

Upcoming events

September 6, 2017
September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017
September 27, 2017

Past events

April 28, 2017
February 21, 2017
January 27, 2017
October 19, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 14, 2016
September 7, 2016
June 17, 2016
June 16, 2016
June 15, 2016
April 30, 2016
March 2, 2016
February 17, 2016
February 3, 2016
November 18, 2015
October 7, 2015
September 30, 2015
September 16, 2015
September 9, 2015
February 11, 2015
January 28, 2015
January 14, 2015
November 26, 2014