October 14

Annie Raymond, *Department of Mathematics, UW*.

A New Conjecture for Union-Closed Families

October 28

Jonathan Hauenstein, *Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame*.

Optimization and Numerical Algebraic Geometry

November 13 (Thursday — EEB 003)

Henry Wolkowicz, *Department of Mathematics, University of Waterloo*.

Taking Advantage of Degeneracy in Cone Optimization: with Applications to Sensor Network Localization

November 18

Daniela Witten, *Department of Biostatistics, UW*.

Flexible Graphical Modeling

November 25

Emily Fox, *Department of Statistics, UW*.

[canceled]

December 2 [CORE — EEB125]

Peter Bürgisser, *Institute for Mathematics, TU Berlin*.

Condition of Convex Optimization and Spherical Intrinsic Volumes

January 13 [CORE]

James Renegar, *School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell*.

TBA

April 28 [CORE]

Joel Tropp, *Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech .*

TBA

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