**Numerical Solution of Optimization Problems Governed
by Partial Differential Equations**

Optimization problems governed by partial differential equations
(PDEs) arise in many engineering and science applications in the
form of data assimilation, optimal control, optimal design, or
parameter identification problems. The design, analysis,
implementation, and application of algorithms for the efficient
solution of such problems gives rise to many interesting
mathematical questions.

In this talk I will use selected optimal control and optimal
design problems to introduce some of the challenges that arise
in the solution of PDE constrained optimization problems and to
discuss approaches that have been used successfully for their
solution.

*Matthias Heinkenschloss*

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