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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 9:30 AM EST

Title: Principled algorithms for finding local minima

Speaker: Oliver Hinder Affiliation: Stanford University Room: MC 5501

Abstract:

Convex optimization is the cornerstone of continuous optimization, but many real problems are nonconvex: neural networks, airplane design, water network management, etc. This two part talk explores my work developing algorithms for finding local minima of nonconvex functions.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST

Title: Reading Seminar "Robust Optimization"

Speaker: Group Reading Affiliation: University of Waterloo Room: MC 5479

Abstract:

In this reading seminar, we will go through Section 1. 2-1. 3 of Chapter 1 in the book 'Robust Optimization'

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