Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Risk neutral and risk averse approaches to multistage stochastic programming

Alexander Shapiro H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech, United States

In many practical situations one has to make decisions sequentially based on data available at the time of the decision and facing uncertainty of the future. This leads to optimization problems which can be formulated in a framework of multistage stochastic optimization. In this talk we consider risk neutral and risk averse approaches to multistage stochastic programming. We discuss conceptual and computational issues involved in formulation and solving such problems. As an example we give numerical results based on the Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming method applied to planning of the Brazilian interconnected power system.

Biography: Dr. Shapiro is Professor in the School of ISyE at Georgia Tech. His research interests include stochastic programming, risk analysis, simulation based optimization, non differentiable optimization, etc. He serves on editorial board of a number of professional journals. In particular, he is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the Mathematical Programming, Series A. In 2004 Dr. Shapiro joined the list of ISI Highly Cited Researchers.

This seminar will give you the opportunity to meet the speaker and all the researchers in attendance while enjoying drinks and snacks. Registration is interrupted because the number of participants exceeds the capacity of the seminar room.

Free entrance.
Welcome to everyone!