March 30 [CORE]
Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research, Cambridge.
Learning about Shape
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
Frank Permenter, EECS Department, MIT.
Partial facial reduction: simplified, equivalent SDPs via approximations of the PSD cone
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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