Dear Colleagues,
Please have a look at the page
www.convexoptimization.com/wikimization/
which is a general page about optimization and anything related (not
convex optimization only). We think it is a very nice idea to start
such a page
and people with the idea should be given credit. The basic idea and efforts
spend are due to Jon Dattorro. We think that this project is worth
mentioned and becoming popularized.
One of us, Sandor Z. Nemeth, has already contributed by the following
section and page:
http://www.convexoptimization.com/wikimization/index.php/Farkas%27_lemma#Extended_Farkas.27_lemma
http://www.convexoptimization.com/wikimization/index.php/Moreau%27s_decomposition_theorem
and he also contributed to the page
http://www.convexoptimization.com/wikimization/index.php/Projection_on_Polyhedral_Cone
which is becoming more and more popular (see
http://www.convexoptimization.com/wikimization/index.php/Special:Popularpages).
Some more basic information about Wikimization:
* Here is an online creative outlet in Optimization called Wikimization;
o An online repository for Optimization mathematics.
* The name is a meld of Wiki and Optimization.
o The site icon comes from proof of an equality between the positive
semidefinite cone and cone of Euclidean distance matrices.
* Wikimization's purpose is to provide a place on the web where knowledge
about any sort of mathematical Optimization may be deposited;
o e.g., Linear matrix inequality.
* It can also be a great place to create and collaborate on papers because
this Wiki understands both LaTeX and HTML;
o i.e., multiple authors can work on the same paper anywhere there is Internet access.
* We hope to acquire the benefits of Wikipedia and eradicate its notorious
faults:
o The ability to enter mathematics in LaTeX is a plus, for example,
while indiscriminate reversion by random adolescents is eliminated.
* Here is a place you may disseminate ongoing research or established
theory at any level from fundamental to esoteric:
o definitive,
o biographical,
o historical,
o or even speculative.
* If desired, you may remain anonymous or establish ownership and
authorship of your work.
o A history buffer under the History tab for each page shows author
(if you logged in) and date of each entry.
o By pressing Compare Selected Versions, one can see what changes
were made to a document all the way back to inception.
o In this way, authors may claim conception of a particular idea.
* If desired, you may Protect pages from further edits by becoming a Sysop.
(Contact a Bureaucrat.)
* If desired, you may also Delete your own pages after having acquired
Sysop status.
* We hope this Wikimization site becomes as valuable to students as it is
to scholars or professionals, engineers and academics.
Sandor Z. Nemeth nemeths@for.mat.bham.ac.uk
Jon Dattorro dattorro@stanford.edu