Thomas Rothvoss, Department of Mathematics, MIT.
The matching polytope has exponential extension complexity
Mary Beth Hribar, Microsoft.
Adventures in the Unknown, My Career in Industry after an Optimization Dissertation
Samet Oymak, Department of Electrical Engineering, Caltech.
A General Theory of Noisy Linear Inverse Problems
Mario Micheli, Department of Mathematics, UW.
An Optimization Approach for Image Recovery Through Optical Turbulence
February 21 [MAC]
Maryam Fazel, Department of Electrical Engineering, UW.
Filling In the Gaps: Recovery from Incomplete Information
Marina Meila, Department of Statistics, UW.
Optimization for Ordered Data
Dvijotham Krishnamurthy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UW.
Convex Formulations of Controller Synthesis
March 31 [CORE]
David Blei, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University.
Probabilistic Topic Models of Text and Users
Rishabh Iyer, Department of Electrical Engineering, UW.
Submodular Combinatorial Problems in Machine Learning: Algorithms and Applications
April 15 [CORE]
Sanjeev Arora, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University.
Overcoming Intractability in Unsupervised Learning
Hongbo Dong, Department of Mathematics, Washington State University.
A New Approach to Relax Nonconvex Quadratics
Rina Foygel, Department of Statistics, University of Chicago.
Demixing signals: the geometry of corrupted sensing
May 9 [MAC]
Dan Spielman, Department of Computer Science, Yale University.
Physical metaphors for graphs and networks
Noah Simon, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington.
Tim Hoheisel, Department of Mathematics, University of Wurzburg.
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