Contact Information

Martin Mevissen
Research Staff Member and Manager - Optimization of Nonlinear and Uncertain Systems
IBM Research - Ireland      +353dash1826dash9210

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Research Interests

My research interests include mathematical optimization, operations research, nonlinear dynamical systems and control theory. I am particularly interested in large-scale nonlinear optimization, semidefinite programming, moment methods, optimization under uncertainty, and applications of mathematical optimization to hard, nonlinear problems.

Educational Background

  • Dr.Sc., Mathematical and Comp. Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2010.
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, ETH Zurich, 2007.




  • "Data-driven distributionally robust polynomial optimization", GeoLMI2013, Marseille, France, November 2013.
  • "Optimizing the Reliability of Power Distributions Systems", CWMINLP2013, Paris, October 2013.
  • "Optimizing the Operations of Power Distribution Systems", 26th EURO Conference 2013, Rome, Italy, July 2013.
  • "Advanced statistic modelling and operations research for optimizing electrical distribution grids", INFORMS Analytics 2013, San Antonio, April 2013.
  • "Distributionally Robust Optimization for Polynomial Optimization Problems", 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Berlin, Germany, August 2012.
  • "Nonlinear Optimization for Decision Problems in Water Distribution Networks under Uncertainty", 25th EURO Conference 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2012.
  • "Moment Methods and SDP Relaxations for Nonconvex Problems", HPOPT 2012, Delft, Netherlands, June 2012.
  • "Convex Optimization and MINLP Approaches for Decision Problems in Water Distribution Networks", INFORMS Optimization 2012, Coral Gables, February 2012.
  • "Reconstruction of density functions by L2 norm minimization and semidefinite programming", OR 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2011.
  • "Moment and SDP relaxation methods for smooth approximations of nonlinear differential equations", SIAM Conference on Optimization, Darmstadt, Germany, May 2011.
  • “Sparse SDP relaxation and moment methods for approximating solutions of nonlinear differential equations“, UC San Diego, October 2010.
  • “Sparse SDP relaxations for Large Scale Polynomial Optimization and Applications to Differential Equations“, Tilburg University, Netherlands, June 2010.
  • “Reduction of SDP relaxations for polynomial optimization problems“, 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Chicago, August 2009.
  • “Solutions of Polynomial Systems Derived from the Steady Cavity Flow Problem“, International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Seoul,July 2009.
  • “Reduction techniques for SDP relaxations of polynomial optimization problems“, EURO Conference 2009, Bonn, July 2009.
  • “Exploiting Sparsity in Nonlinear Matrix Inequalities and their SDP Relaxations“, 7th EUROPT Workshop Advances in Continuous Optimization, Remagen, July 2009.
  • “Semidefinite programming techniques for solving nonlinear boundary value problems“, Conference on Optimization with interfaces and free boundaries, Regensburg, March 2009.
  • “Nonconvex optimization methods for solving nonlinear differential equations“, Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Society of Japan, Tokyo, September 2008.
  • “Semidefinite programming in polynomial and nonconvex quadratic optimization“, 4th Sino- Japanese Optimization Meeting, Tainan, Taiwan, August 2008.
  • “Polynomial optimization techniques for second order PDEs and optimal control problems“, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Boston, May 2008.
  • “Polynomial optimization techniques to solve nonlinear partial differential equations“, 2008 INFORMS Optimization conference, Atlanta, March 2008.
  • “Solving partial differential equations via sparse SDP relaxations“, Workshop on Advances in Optimization, Tokyo Institute of Technology, April 2007.