LIDS Seminars Spring 2014

The weekly LIDS Seminar series has become the intellectual signature of the lab over the years. These seminars provide an overview and exciting recent advances of an area to a broad audience. Topics include the areas of communication, computation, networks, probability and statistics, control, optimization, and signal processing.

Time: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Post-Seminar Reception: 5:00pm, 6th floor LIDS lounge
Location: Room 32-155, unless otherwise noted.

February 11, 2014
Eilyan Bitar (Cornell)
Intermittent Supply and the Marginal Value of Storage

March 4, 2014
Moe Win (MIT)
Network Localization and Navigation

March 11, 2014
Sertac Karaman (MIT)
On High-performance Motion in Stochastic Environments

March 18, 2014
Venkat Chandrasekaran (Caltech)
Conic Geometric Programming

April 1, 2014
George Pappas (U. Penn)
Differential Privacy in Estimation and Control

April 8, 2014
Andrew Barron (Yale)
Optimal Rate Communication by Regression

April 15, 2014
Cristopher Moore (Santa Fe Institute)
Finding communities in networks: message-passing, phase transitions, and new spectral methods

April 29, 2014
Wojciech Szpankowski (Purdue)
Structural Information

May 6, 2014
Sean Meyn (Univ. of Florida)
Distributed Randomized Control for Ancillary Service to the Power Grid

May 13, 2014
Michael Neely (Univ. of Southern California)
Distributed Stochastic Optimization via Correlated Scheduling


The LIDS Seminar Series is sponsored by Draper Laboratory.

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