Winter 2015 Calendar

January 13 [CORE]
James Renegar, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell.
Extending the Applicability of Efficient First-Order Methods for Convex Optimization

January 15 [CORE, CSE]
Jon Kleinberg, Depart­ments of Com­puter Sci­ence and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, Cornell.
Incen­tives for Col­lec­tive Behav­ior: Badges, Pro­cras­ti­na­tion, and Long-Range Goals

January 27
Hon Leung Lee, Department of Mathematics, UW.
Minimizing Distance to an Orthogonally Invariant Matrix Set

February 24
Emily Fox, Department of Statistics, UW.
Lever­ag­ing Opti­miza­tion Tech­niques to Scale Bayesian Inference

February 27 [MAC]
Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research.
Computational Thinking

March 10
Jiashan Wang, Department of Mathematics, UW.
Iterative Re-weighted Linear Least Squares for Exact Penalty Subproblems on Product Sets

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