On October 11, 2018, I gave the research talk Automating Scientific Research in Optimization at the Chair of Numerical Optimization of Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer, director of the Optimization Group, at the Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics of the Technische Universität Dresden.
The Optimization Group is focused on the design, analysis, and application of efficient numerical algorithms for a variety of different classes of optimization problems. They solve smooth problems with non-linear constraints, non-smooth and degenerate problems, as well discrete/combinatorial optimization tasks. They mainly focus on developing exact methods. Special application areas where the group has made outstanding contributions are, for instance, cutting stock-, skiving stock-, and packing problems, optimization tasks in machine learning, highly-adaptive energy-efficient computing, as well as high-speed wireless communication.
It was very nice presenting at the TU Dresden and I am thankful to Prof. Fischer for his hospitality. The talk was received well and we had an interesting set of questions and answers afterwards.