Applications and Advancements of Algorithms for Nonsmooth Optimization

Award Month: 
December - March, 2010

The Home and Community Care (HCC) branch of health care deals with individuals who require long-term non-hospitalized care. As various demographic factors change, the demand for this form of care will also change. The goal of this project is to develop predictive models that can be used to help explore how HCC will be impacted over the next 10 to 20 years. Of particular interest is how HCC system will be impacted by the increase in average age of British Columbia's population. Future work will refine these models and develop new models for other aspects of the health care system.

About Project Leader: Dr. Hare

Dr. Hare received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Optimization from Simon Fraser University. Following this he was a postdoctoral fellow at IMPA - Brazil and at McMaster University. He worked as a Project Leader with the Complex Systems Modelling Group for two years before becoming the Program Director of the MoCSSy Program. He is currently an Assistant Professor at UBC, Okanagan Campus, but maintains collaborations with many MoCSSy researchers. His research focuses mainly on Modelling and Optimization with Applications to Healthcare.