## Optimization Seminar: Dr. Roman Sznajder

#### Bowie State University

**Title: ***Nondegeneracy concepts for zeros of piecewise smooth functions (Part 3)*

**Abstract**

The concept of nondegeneracy of a solution to a piecewise smooth equation will be revisited. We will show connections with nonlinear complementarity problems. For some reason, this notion has not attracted much attention, but maybe its time is coming now.

This presentation is based on the work, R. Sznajder and M.S. Gowda, Nondegeneracy concepts for zeros of piecewise smooth functions, Math of Operations Research, 23 (1998) 221–238.