Working at the Chair of Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Operations Research at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Augsburg since April 01, 2021.
Research Scholar (2013 - 2021)
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan
Shared-Memory Parallel Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization
Mixed-integer linear programming, parallel computing, nonconvex optimization, derivative-free optimization, convexity detection, developing algorithms in MINOTAUR
Palkar, P. and Mahajan, A., “Mitigating Anomalies in Parallel Branch-and-Bound Based Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization”, accepted.
Liu Z., Rajkumar K., Leyffer S., Palkar, P. and Foster, I., "A mathematical programming- and simulation-based framework to evaluate cyberinfrastructure design choices", 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, Auckland, New Zealand, October 24-17, 2017. pdf
Palkar, P. and Mahajan, A., “A Branch-and-Estimate heuristic procedure for solving nonconvex integer optimization problems”, Workshop on Parallel Computing and Optimization (PCO), IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Hyderabad, India, 2015. pdf
"Mitigating Anomalies in Parallel Branch-and-Bound based Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization", 7th biennial International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO),
Online, May 18-20, 2022 (upcoming).
"Computational Complexity in Optimization", special session for the course Quantitative Techniques II, Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), IIT Kharagpur, March 25, 2022.
"Linearization and Parallelization Schemes for Convex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization", 31rst European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2021), University of West Attica, Athens, Greece, 11 - 14 July, 2021.
"Accelerating LP, NLP, and MILP Based Algorithms for Convex MINLPs using Parallelization Schemes", 52nd Annual Convention of ORSI & International Conference, IIM Ahmedabad, India, December 15 - 18, 2019.
"Parallel Algorithms for Convex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization", 3rd International Conference and Summer School on Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA) 2019, Calabria, Italy, June 15 – 21, 2019.
"A globally convergent simulation-based optimization algorithm with integer constraints", 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2018, Bordeaux, France, July 01 – 06, 2018.
"MINOTAUR: Mixed Integer Nonlinear Optimization Toolkit - Algorithms, Underestimators, Relaxations", OPTSUM 2017, Mumbai, September 14, 2017.
"Towards global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems", Innovation Day, JDA, Hyderabad, India, April 06, 2016.
"A parallel branch-and-bound framework for solving convex integer optimization problems", 52nd Annual Convention of ORSI & International Conference, New Delhi, India, 12th Dec, 2016.
Palkar, P. and Sambasivam, R., “Optimization of Integrated Production Planning and Distribution of raw material and finished goods from supplying plants to stockyards”, International Conference on Advances in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2011.
Sweta, B. and Palkar, P., "Centralized Optimization Suite to handle end-to-end operations of Cut and Bend centres of Tata Steel and its Associates", Operating Committee Meeting on IT and Automation, Jamshedpur, India, 2013.
"A globally convergent cutting-plane method for simulation-based optimization with integer constraints", with Dr. Jeffrey Larson and Dr. Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA from April, 23 - August, 03, 2018.
"Algorithms for mixed-integer derivative-free optimization", with Dr. Jeffrey Larson and Dr. Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA from March, 27 - July, 14, 2017.
Conducted a preconference workshop on “Solving Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization Problems with MINOTAUR” jointly with Meenarli Sharma, Mustafa Vora and Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan in 52nd Annual Convention of ORSI & International Conference, IIM Ahmedabad, India, December 15, 2019.
Conducted a preconference workshop on “Mixed-integer nonlinear optimization using MINOTAUR” in with Meenarli Sharma and Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan in 51st Annual Convention of ORSI & International Conference, IIT Bombay, India, December 16, 2018.
Systems and Website Administrator, IEOR (with Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan), July 2014 - present.
Naval Operations Analysis CEP course, IEOR, Jan - May 2021
Naval Operations Analysis CEP course, IEOR, Jan - May 2019
Nonlinear Programming Algorithms (AIS Optimization with Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan), 2016
Computer Programming and Algorithms (with Prof. Vishnu Narayanan and Prof. R. Venkatasailanathan), 2016
Optimization: Applications, Algorithms, and Computation (GIAN course with Dr. Sven Leyffer), 2016
Integer Programming: Theory and Computations (with Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan), 2015
Modeling and Computation Lab (with Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan), 2014
Introduction to Operation Research (QEEE course with Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan), 2014
Service and Infrastructure Systems (with Prof. Narayan Rangaraj), 2013
Worked as Senior Manager, Process Modelling and Visualization, Tata Steel (2009-2013)
Indian classical music, playing volleyball, badminton, table-tennis, cricket etc.
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