LIDS Seminar Series

September 13, 2016

Geometric Optimization

Suvrit Sra (MIT)

In this talk, I will highlight some aspects of geometry and its role in optimization.  In particular, I will talk about optimization problems whose parameters are constrained to lie on a manifold or in a suitable metric space. These geometric...

September 27, 2016

Optimization Problems Involving Permutations

Steve Wright (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

A permutation of n components appears among the variables or in the formulation of several interesting optimization problems, including quadratic assignment, 2-SUM, and projection onto the unit simplex or an l-1 ball. One device used to formulate...

October 4, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Frank Kschischang

Frank Kschischang (University of Toronto)

October 25, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Jeffrey Bilmes

Jeffrey Bilmes (University of Washington )

November 1, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Bruce Hajek

Bruce Hajek (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

November 15, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Speaker TBA

November 22, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Patrick Rebeschini

Patrick Rebeschini (Yale University)

November 29, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Rebecca Willett

Rebecca Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

December 6, 2016

LIDS Seminar - Speaker TBA