LIDS Seminar Series

September 22, 2015

Optimal Resource Allocation to Control Epidemic Outbreaks in Networked Populations

Victor Preciado (University of Pennsylvania)

We study the problem of controlling epidemic outbreaks in networked populations by distributing protection resources throughout the nodes of the network. We assume that two types of protection resources are available: (i) Preventive resources able...

September 29, 2015

Some Limitations and Possibilities Toward Data-Driven Optimization

Yaron Singer (Harvard University)

As we grow highly dependent on data for making predictions, we translate these predictions into models that help us make informed decisions.  But how do the guarantees we have on predictions translate to guarantees on decisions? In many cases, we...

October 6, 2015

Applying Machine Learning in Online Revenue Management

David Simchi-Levi (MIT)

In a dynamic pricing problem where the demand function is unknown a priori, price experimentation can be used for demand learning. In practice, however, online sellers are faced with a few business constraints, including the inability to conduct...

October 20, 2015

LIDS Seminar: Rudi Urbanke

Rudi Urbanke (EPFL)

October 27, 2015

Dynamics of Swarms and Opinions via Discrete Positive Systems

Ulrich Krause (Universität Bremen)

In the talk a general model for swarm formation of birds (or other agents) will be presented. Swarm formation means that birds approach asymptotically the same velocity, whereby distances among them do converge. The main result offers conditions on...

November 3, 2015

LIDS Seminar:Young-Han Kim

Young-Han Kim (Univ. of California, San Diego)

November 17, 2015

LIDS Seminar: Sewoong Oh

Sewoong Oh (University of Illinois)

November 18, 2015

LIDS Seminar: Ben Recht

Ben Recht (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

November 24, 2015

LIDS Seminar: Yury Polyanskiy

Yury Polyanskiy (MIT)

December 1, 2015

LIDS Seminar: Robert Calderbank

Robert Calderbank (Duke University)