On October 12, 2018, I gave the research talk Automating Scientific Research in Optimization at the chair of Mathematical Programming of Prof. Dr. Stephan Dempe at the Institute for Numerical Mathematics and Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg in Freiberg, Germany.
Prof. Dempe is well known for his works on algorithms for discrete and non-differential optimization problems, and especially for his many years of great contributions to the fields of bi-level and multi-level programming. As part of this outstanding work on bi-level programming, he frequently publishes articles in top-level journals. The Optimization Team as a whole conducts research on mathematical optimization in the fields of parametric and non-differential optimization, as well as in uncertain and discrete optimization, also including transportation problems.
The very international audience attending my talk was quite interested in the topics discussed and we had a nice discussion afterwards. I was very happy about the chance to meet Prof. Dempe, who, like me, has spent a share of his academic life a the TU Chemnitz.