Lehigh ISE organizers successfully hosted a prestigious optimization conference

Lehigh University proudly hosted the 7th "International Conference on Continuous Optimization" (ICCOPT 2022) of the Mathematical Optimization Society from July 23 through July 28, 2022. The conference was co-chaired by Lehigh ISE faculty members Daniel P. Robinson and Frank E. Curtis and, amongst various other sponsors, it received generous financial and administrative support from Lehigh ISE. This summer, the traditional yearly Lehigh ISE "Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications" (MOPTA) conference coincided with ICCOPT 2022.

ICCOPT 2022 welcomed approximately 600 participants from around 30 countries.  For many, it was the first large completely in-person conference that they attended since the start of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.  The conference consisted of a summer school for graduate students, plenary and semi-plenary talks from leaders in the field, almost 200 parallel sessions, a Best Paper session and prize, a Best Poster session and prize, and the 14th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition.  In addition to the fantastic scientific contributions to the conference, participants had the opportunity to explore Bethlehem's rich history and contemporary culture, as well as Lehigh University's picturesque campus.

The event was one of the largest, if not the largest academic event ever held on Lehigh's campus.  Lehigh ISE is proud to have hosted such a visible and highly successful event that undoubtedly left participants with lasting memories and a wonderful impression of all that Lehigh has to offer.