February 19, 2019
Kuang Xu (Stanford University)
The increasing ubiquity of large-scale infrastructures for surveillance and data analysis has made understanding the impact of privacy a pressing priority in many domains. We propose a framework for studying a fundamental cost vs. privacy tradeoff...
February 26, 2019
Salman Avestimehr (University of Southern California)
This talk introduces "Coded Computing”, a new framework that brings concepts and tools from information theory and coding into distributed computing to mitigate several performance bottlenecks that arise in large-scale distributed computing and...
March 12, 2019
Julien Hendrickx (UCLouvain)
Joint work with Adrien Taylor (INRIA) and Francois Glineur (UCLouvain).
We show that the exact worst-case performances of a wide class of first-order convex optimization algorithms can be obtained as solutions to semi-definite programs, which...
March 19, 2019
Marija Ilic (MIT)
We start this talk by briefly revisiting the evolution of electric energy systems into today’s wicked social-ecological-economic systems. We stress the lack of a sufficiently abstract framework for introducing system requirements, candidate...
April 9, 2019
Gah-Yi Ban (London Business School)
We consider a seller who can dynamically adjust the price of a product at the individual customer level, by utilizing information about customers’ characteristics encoded as a $d$-dimensional feature vector. We assume a personalized demand model,...
April 23, 2019
Yoram Singer (Google)
April 30, 2019
Youssef Marzouk (MIT)
May 14, 2019
Mihaela van der Schaar (University of California, Los Angeles)