Workshop II: Numerical Methods for Continuous Optimization

October 11 - 15, 2010

Schedule


Monday, October 11, 2010

9:30 - 10:20
11:00 - 11:50
Pablo Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Rank/sparsity minimization and latent variable graphical model selection
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2:00 - 2:50
3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

9:30 - 10:20
Yurii Nesterov (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Efficiency of Quasi-Newton Methods on Strictly Positive Functions
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11:00 - 11:50
2:00 - 2:50
Martina Gancarova and Michael Todd, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University

A Robust Optimization Result
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3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

9:30 - 10:20
11:00 - 11:50
2:00 - 2:50
Benjamin Recht (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Convex Geometry of Inverse Problems
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3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20

To Be Announced


Thursday, October 14, 2010

9:30 - 10:20
11:00 - 11:50
Andreas Waechter (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center)

Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization with Inexact Step Computations
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2:00 - 2:50
3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20
Nathan Srebro (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)

More Data Less Work: Optimization from a Machine Learning Perspective


Friday, October 15, 2010

9:30 - 10:20
11:00 - 11:50
2:00 - 2:50
Henry Wolkowicz (University of Waterloo)

Taking advantage of Degeneracy in Cone Optimization
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3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20
Maryam Fazel (University of Washington)

Algorithms for Rank Minimization of Structured Matrices