Fall 2017

Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization Boot Camp

Aug. 21Aug. 25, 2017

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Nikhil Bansal (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), Pablo Parrilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Benjamin Recht (UC Berkeley)

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program. It will consist of five days of tutorial presentations, each with ample time for questions and discussion, as follows:

Michel Goemans (MIT): Duality
Pablo Parrilo (MIT) and Ankur Moitra (MIT): LP/SDP Hierarchies and Sum of Squares Proofs
Lorenzo Orecchia (Boston University), Maryam Fazel (University of Washington) and Stefanie Jegelka (MIT): Continuous Methods
Sasha Rakhlin (University of Pennsylvania), Ben Recht (UC Berkeley) and Laurent El Ghaoui (UC Berkeley): Robustness, Stochastics, Uncertainty
Thomas Rothvoß (University of Washington), Prasad Raghavendra (UC Berkeley) and Hamza Fawzi (University of Cambridge): Extended Formulations
Steve Wright (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Aaron Sidford (Stanford University) and Aleksander Mądry (MIT): Interior Point Methods