September 13, 2016
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
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
Frank Kschischang (University of Toronto)
October 25, 2016
Jeffrey Bilmes (University of Washington )
November 1, 2016
Bruce Hajek (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
November 22, 2016
Patrick Rebeschini (Yale University)
November 29, 2016
Rebecca Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison)