Spring 2015 Calendar

March 30 [CORE]
Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research, Cam­bridge.
Learning about Shape

April 14
Andreas Griewank, Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt University of Berlin.
Lipschitzian Piecewise Smooth Optimization

April 28 [CORE]
Joel Tropp, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech.
Applied Random Matrix Theory

May 5
Frank Per­me­nter, EECS Depart­ment, MIT.
Par­tial facial reduc­tion: sim­pli­fied, equiv­a­lent SDPs via approx­i­ma­tions of the PSD cone

May 12
Sebastian Bubeck, MSR.
The Entropic Barrier: A New and Optimal Universal Self-concordant Barrier

May 19 [CORE]
Jonathan Kelner, MIT.
Bridging the Numerical and the Combinatorial: Emerging Tools, Techniques, and Design Principles for Graph Algorithms

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