Plenaries & semi-plenaries

Plenary Speakers

Florian Jarre, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Talk Title: Nonlinear Minimization Techniques without using derivatives

Shuzhong Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Talk Title: Variants of the ADMM and Their Convergence Properties

Jong-Shi Pang, University of Southern California, USA
  • Talk Title: Difference-of-Convex Optimization for Statistic Learning

Francis Bach, INRIA, France
  • Talk Title: Linearly-convergent stochastic gradient algorithms

Semi-plenary Speakers

Katsuki Fujisawa, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Talk Title: High-performance and power-efficient computing for large-scale optimization problem

Mirjam Dür, Universität Trier, Germany
  • Talk Title: Copositive Optimization

Caroline Uhler, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
  • Talk Title: Brownian Motion Tree Models: Theory and Applications

Yu-hong Dai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Talk Title: The Steepest Descent and Conjugate Gradient Methods Revisited

Erick Delage, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • Talk Title: Preference robust optimization for decision making under uncertainty

Elad Hazan, Princeton University, USA
  • Talk Title: Simulated Annealing with an Efficient Universal Barrier

Rachel Ward, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Talk Title: Clustering subgaussian mixtures by semidefinite programming

Jonathan Kelner, MIT, USA
  • Talk Title: Bridging the Continuous and the Combinatorial: Emerging Tools, Techniques, and Design Principles for Graph Algorithms and Convex Optimization