Hongbo DongAssistant ProfessorOffice: Neill 409Phone: (509) 3357760Fax: (509) 3351188Email: [MyFirstName] [DOT] [LastName] [AT] wsu [DOT] edu Spr. 2018 Office Hours: 3:00pm4:50pm Tue, Thur orcid.org/0000000319954608 
I work in the area of mathematical optimization. My current research focuses on theory and algorithms for convex and nonconvex problems, especially those with a mixture of continuous and discrete structures. I am also interested in applications of optimization techniques in areas such as statistical data analysis etc. Here is my (likely to be outdated) CV.
Positions/Education
 08/2013  current Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University;
 09/2011  08/2013 Research Associate, Optimization Theme, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Madison, WI) ;
 08/2006  12/2011 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Iowa;
 09/2001  05/2005 B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong Unviersity;
Selected Publications

Structrual properties of affine sparsity constraints Submitted to Math. Prog. 2017. Manuscript on Optimization Online.

A mixedinteger framework for operational decisionmaking in sustainable nutrient management Feb 2017 Submitted.

Relaxing Nonconvex Quadratic Functions by Multiple Adaptive Diagonal Perturbations 2016 SIAM Journal on optimization. 26(3):19621985.

Regularization vs. Relaxation: A conic optimization perspective of statistical variable selection Oct 2015 Submitted to Math. Prog.

Semidefinite Approaches for MIQCP: Convex Relaxations and Practical Methods July, 2015 Proceeding of Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, 2014.

On Valid Inequalities for quadratic programming with continuous variables and binary indicators The 16th Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7801 169180 2013

Reduced rank regression via adaptive nuclear norm penalization Biometrika 2013 10.1093/biomet/ast036

Symmetric tensor approximation hierarchies for the completely positive cone SIAM Journal on Optimization 23 3 18501866 2013

Separation and Relaxation for cones of quadratic forms Mathematical Programming, Series A 137 12 343370 Feb 2013

Separating Doubly Nonnegative and Completely Positive Matrices Mathematical Programming, Series A 137 12 131153 Feb 2013

Representing quadratically constrained quadratic programs as generalized copositive programs Operations Research Letters 40 3 203206 May 2012

A note on "5X5 completely positive matrices" Linear Algebra and its Applications 433 5 10011004 2010
Teaching
 MATH564: Nonlinear Optimization I, Fall 2013
 MATH 565: Nonlinear Optimization II (Sp 2014)
 MATH 420: Linear Algebra (Fall 2014)
 MATH 364: Principles of Optimization (Fall 2014)
 MATH 2202: Introductory Linear Algebra (Spring 2015) Online homework
 MATH364: Principles of Optimization, Fall 2015
 MATH564: Nonlinear Optimization I, Fall 2015
 MATH220: Introductory Linear Algebra, Spr 2016
 MATH364: Principles of Optimization, Spr 2017
 MATH464: Linear Optimization, Spr 2017
Recent News/Conferences
 I gave a seminar talk at U. of Idaho on structural sparsity constraints. Dec. 2017.
 I gave a talk at the 1st Biennial Meeting of SIAM Pacific Northwest Section. Oct. 2017.
 Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning, Los Angeles, May 2627, 2017.
 Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning, Los Angeles, May 2627, 2017. (picture)
 SIAM Conference on Optimization, Vancouver, Canada, May 2225, 2017.
 Seminar talk at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School and information management & Engineering, Dec., 19, 2016.
 Seminar talk at Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research , Dec. 1, 2016.
 Epstein Institute Seminar at Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Sourthern California , Sept. 20, 2016.
 USMexico workshop on Optimization and Applications , Merida, Mexico, Jan 48, 2016.
 CMOBIRS workshop: Modern Techniques in Discrete Optimization: Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications Oaxaca, Mexico, Nov 16, 2015.
 International Symposium of Mathematical Programming 2015 Pittsburgh, PA, July 1217, 2015.
 MixedInteger Programming Workshop 2015 University of Chicago, June 0104, 2015.
 Our proposed project: "MixedInteger Quadratic Optimization and its Application in Dataenabled Decisionmaking" has won 2015 WSU New Faculty seed grant competition. (21 granted out of 77 submitted.)
 INFORMS 2014 San Francisco, Nov 912, 2014.
 West coast optimization meeting. Vancouver, Canada, Sept 1920, 2014.
 Session organization at MOPTA 2014 Lehigh University, PA, August 1315, 2014.
 Wei Li (coadvised with Haijun Li) wins an RA award from the College of Arts and Sciences for academic year 20142015. (Project: Constrained Optimization Methods for Copulas.)
 West coast optimization meeting. May 23, 2014.
 Presentation "A new approach to relax nonconvex quadratics" on Trends in Optimization Seminar (TOPS), U of Washington, April 22, 2014.
 I organized a session "Semidefinite Optimization" on MOPTA 2013.
 Presentation: "Analyzing the benefits of manure separation using mathematical optimization" on ICAOR 2013.
 Presentation: "Some experiments on conic relaxations for convex quadratic programming with binary indicators" on ICCOPT 2013.
 Presentation: "On valid inequalities for quadratic programming with continuous variables and binary indicators" on INFORMS 2012, ISMP 2012.