The 1st ISM-ZIB-IMI Joint Workshop on Optimization and Data-intensive High Performance Computing took place in Tokyo on January 19-22. Together with representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), researchers from the Japanese companies Fujitsi, Hitachi, NTT, Preferred Networks, and Toshiba, from Osaka Prefecture, and from several academic insitutions, including the Japanese Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM), the Institute of Mathematics in Industry (IMI), and the University of Tokyo, and National Institute of Informatics, as well as Argonne National Laboratory, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Melbourne, a team of the Research Campus MODAL shared insights and experiences and discussed collaboration opportunities.

The picture shows from (left to right) Katsuki Fujisawa (IMI), Michael Winkler (Gurobi), Yuji Shinano (MODAL SynLab), Nicole Giliard (GasLab), Janina Zittel (GasLab), Tim Conrad (MedLab), Ralf Borndörfer (RailLab), Thorsten Koch (GasLab, SynLab), Tomoyuki Higuchi (ISM), Yen Vu (MODAL Administration), Alexander Martin (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Satoshi Ito (ISM).