Congratulations to Zhongyan Guan, Hongfeng Liang, Michael Liut, and Carlos Suarez who have been invited by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (FNCM) to give talks at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Over reading week, the four will be travelling to Guayaquil to participate in an International Seminar Series focusing on Optimization and its Applications where they will be presenting their current works and collaborating with experts from ESPOL.