Artelys Knitro won the expansive single objective track of the 2019 BBComp edition. This accomplishment highlights Artelys Knitro excellent performance and robustness in the field of Derivative-Free Optimization (DFO).
BBComp is a continuous black-box optimization competition where test problems are truly black boxes for participants as no assumptions can be made about the analytic form of the function to be optimized (e.g., being linear or quadratic).
The purpose of the BBComp challenge is to find the optimal objective value to a given black-box problem with a limited function evaluation budget. Artelys Knitro embeds several black-box specializations to efficiently solve such problems. The Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) algorithm combined with a dedicated termination criteria makes the best use of the function evaluation budget.
Such black-box formulations are frequent in several application fields, for example when optimizing networks or in blending problems. In particular, relying on external simulators usually prevents the solver from exploiting the optimization problem’s analytical formulation.
— Artelys will present the solution Artelys Crystal Energy Planner adopted by Brookfield Renewable during the 11th Hydropower Conference of the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI) on March 3-4 2020, in Palm Springs, California.read more
Artelys would like to congratulate the teams that ranked in the top ten of Challenge 1 of the ARPA-E Grid Optimization competition. We would especially like to applaud the NU_Columbia_Artelys team composed of Richard Waltz, Daniel Bienstock and Jorge Nocedal for placing seventh overall and qualifying for the maximum prize money of $400,000.read more
Artelys will be present at the Roadshow, on February 14th at Orléans, Loiret, France. We will present our platform prototype of smart road safety data management, developed in the collaboration of the Loiret department and several actors of the mobility sector.read more
Artelys is taking part in the open forum Dataquitaine 2020 on 13 February in Bordeaux, France. This event promotes skills related to Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research and will gather actors with both business and academic backgrounds.read more
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