Adjoint optimization

Shravan Hanasoge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The adjoint method has a long history (Lions 1971) and is widely used in fluid control, airfoil optimization, meteorology, global helioseismology, and terrestrial seismology. Real-world optimization problems are typically functions of large numbers of parameters, ill posed, and computationally expensive. For instance, one may envisage the difficulty in minimizing drag due to flow over an airfoil or seeking a model of Earth’s interior that optimally fits observed seismograms, simply due to large number of ways one may alter the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)2191-8198
ISSN (Electronic)2191-8201


  • Adjoint Method
  • Background Model
  • Cross Correlation
  • Sound Speed
  • Travel Time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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