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
Hon Leung Lee, Department of Mathematics, UW.
Minimizing Distance to an Orthogonally Invariant Matrix Set
Emily Fox, Department of Statistics, UW.
Leveraging Optimization Techniques to Scale Bayesian Inference
February 27 [MAC]
Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research.
Jiashan Wang, Department of Mathematics, UW.
Iterative Re-weighted Linear Least Squares for Exact Penalty Subproblems on Product Sets
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