September 22, 2015
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
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
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
Rudi Urbanke (EPFL)
October 27, 2015
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
Young-Han Kim (Univ. of California, San Diego)
November 17, 2015
Sewoong Oh (University of Illinois)
November 18, 2015
Ben Recht (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
November 24, 2015
Yury Polyanskiy (MIT)
December 1, 2015
Robert Calderbank (Duke University)