Nonconvex Formulations and Algorithms in Data Sciences

TRIPODS MADISON WORKSHOP 2018
Dates: July 30-August 1, 2018.
Venue: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Discovery Building, Orchard View Room
Sponsored by: NSF TRIPODS Institutes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Washington -and- Machines, Algorithms, and Data Lab, Air Force University Center of Excellence @ UW-Madison
Description: The aim of this workshop is to explore nonconvex problems that arise in data science and to develop algorithms for solving these problems that are practical, that draw on the full range of technology from optimization, statistics, and computational hardware and systems, and that come with performance guarantees. This workshop brings together people form mathematics, statistics, and computer science who are interested in the topic of nonconvex optimization. The workshop will feature invited presentations and open problem sessions and panel discussions to answer questions such as: What are the most important instances of nonconvex learning problems? What are the key properties of nonconvex optimization problems? What are the current bottlenecks of solving nonconvex formulations? What are the gaps in our understanding of algorithm performance?

 

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Hotel: IFDS has reserved a block of rooms at Hawthorn Suites (Madison/Fitchburg, 5421 Caddis Bend Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711-7127).
Please call 608-514-1329 to reserve a room and use the group code “Group IFDS workshop”.

Schedule
Monday, July 30, 2018
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome
09:15 – 09:55 Invited Talk 1
09:55 – 10:35 Invited Talk 2
10:35 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 11:45 Invited Talk 3
11:45 – 12:45 Panel discussion (identification of topics for group discussions)
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 14:55 Invited Talk 4
14:55 – 16:15 Group discussions (breakout session)
16:15 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 17:10 Invited Talk 5
17:10 – 17:50 Invited Talk 6

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
09:00 – 09:40 Invited Talk 7
09:40 – 10:20 Invited Talk 8
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:30 Panel discussion (groups report back to plenum)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:40 Invited Talk 9
14:40 – 16:00 Group discussions (take into account feedback from plenum)
16:00 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 17:10 Invited Talk 10

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
09:00 – 09:40 Invited Talk 11
09:40 – 10:20 Invited Talk 12
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 12:10 Final panel discussion
12:10 – 12:15 Closing remarks
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch