Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

University of Minnesota

400 Lind Hall

207 Church Street S.E.

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Web: http://www.ima.umn.edu | Email: staff@ima.umn.edu | Telephone: (612) 624-6066 | Fax: (612) 626-7370
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Events:

PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; W2.23-27.15: Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications; C2.19-22.15: Wham Reunion: Principal Eigenvalue for a Population Dynamics Model Problem with Both Local and Nonlocal Dispersal; C2.26-27.15: Wham Reunion: Partitioning Algorithms for Coupled Flow Problems;

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Elisabeth Werner, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Approximation of Convex Bodies

Lind 305
11:00am-12:00pm Elisabeth Werner, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation of Convex Bodies

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Tri Lai, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Enumeration of Lozenge Tilings of a Hexagon with Holes on Boundary

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Eva Czabarka, University of South Carolina
Between the Number of Edges and the Adjacency Matrix of a Graph

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Elisabeth Werner, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Approximation of Convex Bodies II

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Paul Nathan Patrone, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
A Bayesian Optimization Algorithm for Functionals: Application to Materials Modeling

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Mokshay Madiman, University of Delaware
Discrete Entropy Power Inequalities and Sperner Theory

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

11:00am-12:00pm Asymptotic Analysis Seminar: Affine Invariant Points

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14
2:00pm-3:00pm Humberto Naves, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Generating Random Graphs in Biased Maker-Breaker Games

Lind 305 PS9.1.14-5.31.15

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2:00pm-3:00pm Eric Carlen, Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
Quantitative Uniform Convexity Bounds and their Application

Lind 305 S9.18-12.18.14

Monday, February 23, 2015

8:15am-8:45am Coffee and Registration

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
8:45am-9:00am Welcome and Introduction

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
9:00am-10:00am Larry Sweet, Symbotic
Re-Inventing the Warehouse Using Mobile Robots: Disruptive Technology Change and Challenges in Planning and Optimization

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
10:00am-10:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
10:30am-11:30am Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Collision Free Vehicle Routing

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch

W2.23-27.15
1:30pm-2:30pm Natashia Boland, Georgia Institute of Technology
Continuous Time Integer Programming: Towards Large-Scale Optimal Scheduling in Logistics

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
2:30pm-3:00pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
3:00pm-4:00pm Andreas Krause, ETH
Probabilistic Inference with Submodular Functions

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
6:00pm-8:00pm Social Event-Stub & Herbs 227 Southeast Oak Street Minneapolis, MN 55455

W2.23-27.15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
9:00am-9:50am Stefanie Jegelka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Optimizing Decomposable Submodular Functions

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
9:50am-10:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
10:15am-11:05am Kazuo Murota, University of Tokyo
DC Programming in Discrete Convex Analysis

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:05am-11:10am Group Photo

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:10am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
11:30am-12:20pm Cynthia Vinzant, North Carolina State University
Analytic Centers, Reciprocal Linear Spaces, and Planes that Intersect Them

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W2.23-27.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Jan Vondrak, IBM Research Division
Fast Algorithms for Optimization of Submodular Functions

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
2:50pm-3:15pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
3:15pm-4:05pm Niao He, Georgia Institute of Technology
Some Recent Developments in Large-Scale Convex Optimization

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
4:05pm-6:00pm Poster Session and Reception

Lind Hall 400 W2.23-27.15
Brandon Dutra, University of California:
  Poster Session and Reception
Renliang Gu, Iowa State University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Zheng Han, University of Kansas:
  Poster Session and Reception
Niao He, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Fern Yvette Hunt, National Institute of Standards and Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Arindam Khan, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Reuben Neamiah La Haye, University of California:
  Poster Session and Reception
Yin Tat Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception
Yingyu Liang, Princeton University:
  Poster Session and Reception
Jacob A Miller, University of California:
  Poster Session and Reception
Tasuku Soma, University of Tokyo:
  Poster Session and Reception
Yutaro Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo:
  Poster Session and Reception
Maryam Yashtini, Georgia Institute of Technology:
  Poster Session and Reception

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
9:00am-9:50am S├ębastien Bubeck, Microsoft
The Entropic Barrier: A Simple and Optimal Universal Self-Concordant Barrier

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
9:50am-10:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
10:15am-11:05am Yingyu Liang, Princeton University
Two Distributed Optimization Algorithms for Machine Learning

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:05am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
11:30am-12:20pm Sebastian Pokutta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Inapproximability of Combinatorial Problems via Small LPs and SDPs

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
12:20pm-2:00pm Lunch

W2.23-27.15
2:00pm-2:50pm Nati Srebro, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Tightness of Convex Relaxations to Sparsity and Rank

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
2:50pm-3:15pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
3:15pm-4:05pm Eric Xing, Carnegie-Mellon University
Efficient Algorithms for Structured Sparsity, and Applications

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15

Thursday, February 26, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
9:00am-10:00am Alexander Barvinok, University of Michigan
Thrifty Approximations of Convex Bodies by Polytopes

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
10:00am-10:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
10:30am-11:30am Fatma Kilinc-Karzan, Carnegie-Mellon University
Structure in Disjunctive Conic Optimization and Non-Convex Quadratic Programs

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:30am-1:30pm Lunch

W2.23-27.15
1:30pm-2:30pm Karthik Sridharan, Cornell University
Relaxations: Deriving Algorithms for Learning and Optimization

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
2:30pm-3:00pm Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
3:00pm-4:00pm Akiko Takeda, University of Tokyo
Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization with One or Two Constraints

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15

Friday, February 27, 2015

8:30am-9:00am Coffee

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
9:00am-9:50am Jeff A Bilmes, University of Washington
On Connections Between Submodularity and Concavity

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
9:50am-10:15am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
10:15am-11:05am Tong Zhang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Some Recent Progress on Non-Convex Regularization Methods for Sparse Estimation

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15
11:05am-11:30am Break

Keller Hall 3-176 W2.23-27.15
11:30am-12:20pm Nina Balcan, Carnegie-Mellon University
The Power Localization for Efficiently Learning with Noise

Keller Hall 3-180 W2.23-27.15

Legend:

PS9.1.14-5.31.15: 2014-2015 Postdoc Seminar Series; S9.18-12.18.14: Annual Program Seminar Series; W2.23-27.15: Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications;

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