Recent Talks (in Reverse Chronological Order)

[] “Mike Todd: Moving Optimization Forward," Mike Todd Retirement Celebration and Symposium, Cornell University, August 2014.

[] “First-Order Methods Yield New Analysis and Results for Boosting Methods in Statistics/Machine Learning," SIOPT Meeting, San Diego, May 2014.

[] “A First-Order View of Some Boosting Methods: Computational Guarantees and Connections to Regularization," Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 2014.

[] “Remarks on Frank-Wolfe and Structural Friends,"” NIPS Workshop on Greedy Algorithms, Frank-Wolfe and Friends, NIPS 2013, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

[] “Challenges Facing OR Professionals in the next 10 Years,” X OPTIMA / VI RED-M 2013, Concepcion, Chile 2013.

[] “Boosting Methods: Implicit Combinatorial Optimization via First-Order Convex Optimization,” ADGO Workshop, Playa Blanca, Chile 2013.

[] “New Analysis and Results for the Conditional Gradient Method,” ICCOPT, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013.

[] “The First-Order View of Boosting Methods: Computational Complexity and Connections to Regularization,” ICCOPT, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013.

[] “The Frank-Wolfe Algorithm: New Results, and Connections to Statistical Boosting,” Workshop on Optimization and Big Data, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2013.

[] “An Optimizer's View of Statistical Boosting Algorithms,” ICHOI, Chilean Institute of Operations Research, April, 2013.

[] “Fabrication-Adaptive Optimization, with an Application to Photonic Crystal Design,” Georgia Institute of Technology, January 2013.

[] “Implementation-Robust Design: Modeling, Theory, and Application to Photonic Crystal Design with Bandgaps,” Sabanci University, August 2012.

[] “Sabanci Public Lecture on 21st Century Business Analytics," October 2012.

[] “Proximal Subgradient and Dual Averaging for Sequential Decision-making and Non-smooth Optimization," talk by Paul Grigas, ISMP Berlin, August 2012.

[] “Implementation-Robust Design: Modeling, Theory, and Application to Photonic Crystal Design with Bandgaps,” ISMP Berlin, August 2012.

[] “Recent Research on Design Optimization of Wave Propagation in Metamaterials: Fabrication-Robust Design, and Binary Optimization with Reduced Basis,” AFOSR, April 2012.

[] “Implementation-Robust Design: Modeling, Theory, and Application to Photonic Crystal Design with Multiple and Complete Bandgaps,” Catolica University, Santiago, Chile, March 2012.

[] “Bandgap Optimization of Photonic Crystals via Semidefinite Programming and Subspace Methods,” Fields Institute Conference on Discrete Geometry and Optimization, Toronto, Canada, September 2011, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Darmstadt, Germany, May 2011.

[] “Design of Photonic Crystals with Multiple and Combined Band Gaps, plus Fabrication-Robust Design,” AFOSR, April 2011.

[] “Band Gap Optimization of 2-Dimensional Photonic Crystals using Semi-Definite Programming and Subspace Methods,” ICCOPT 2010, Santiago, July 2010.

[] “Primal-Dual Geometry of Level Sets and their Explanatory Value of the Practical Performance of Interior-Point Methods for Conic Optimization,” Fields Institute, Toronto, June 2010.

[] “Behavioral Measures and their Correlation with IPM Iteration Counts on Semi-Definite Programming Problems,” Cambridge University Judge School of Business, November, 2009.

[] “Primal-Dual Geometry of Level Sets and their Explanatory Value of the Practical Performance of Interior-Point Methods for Conic Optimization,” ETH Zurich, November 2009.

[] “On the Primal-Dual Geometry of Level Sets in Linear and Conic Convex Optimization,” INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 2009.

[] “Equivalence of Convex Problem Geometry and Computational Complexity in the Separation Oracle Model,” International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Chicago, August 2009.

[] “Equivalence of Convex Problem Geometry and Computational Complexity in the Separation Oracle Model,” Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Hong Kong, June 2008.

[] “Improved Initialization of the Homogeneous Self-Dual Embedding Model for Solving Conic Convex Optimization ,” SIAM Conference on Optimization, Boston, May 2008.

[] “Designing and Delivering a Better Management Science Course for MBA Students,” INFORMS Annual Meeting, November, 2007.

[] “Randomized Methods for Solving Convex Problems: Some Theory and Some Computational Experience,” University of Southern California, October, 2007.

[] “Projective Re-Normalization for Improving the Performance of IPMs for Conic Optimization,” ICCOPT-2, Hamilton, Canada, August, 2007.

[] “On Efficient Randomized Methods for Convex Optimization,” Banff, Canada, November, 2006.

[] “Behavioral Measures and their Correlation with IPM Iteration Counts on Semi-Definite Programming Problems,” Northwestern University, October, 2006.

[] “Efficiency of a Re-scaled Perceptron Algorithm for Conic Systems,” with Alexandre Belloni and Santosh Vempala, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August, 2006.

[] “Efficiency of a Re-scaled Perceptron Algorithm for Conic Systems,” with Alexandre Belloni and Santosh Vempala, 9th International Workshop on High Performance Optimization Techniques, Delft, The Netherlands, June, 2006.

[] “Projective Pre-Conditioners for Improving the Behavior of a Conic Inequality System,” with Alexandre Belloni, Cowles Foundation Conference on Optimization, Yale University, New Haven, March 2006.

[] “Projective Pre-Conditioners for Improving the Behavior of a Linear or Conic Inequality System,” with Alexandre Belloni, MIT Mathematics Department Applied Mathematics Colloquium, February 2006.

[] “Reducing the Solution Time for Convex Optimization Problems by Pre-Conditioning Transformations,” with Alexandre Belloni, Singapore-MIT Alliance Symposium, Singapore, January 2006.

[] “Randomized Methods for (Continuous) Deterministic Optimization and Associated Complexity Analysis,” with Alexandre Belloni, Stanford University, October 2005.

[] “Randomized Methods for (Continuous) Deterministic Optimization and Associated Complexity Analysis,” with Alexandre Belloni, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Santander, Spain, July 2005.

[] “Projective Pre-Conditioners for Improving the Behavior of a Homogeneous Conic Linear System,” with Alexandre Belloni, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Stockholm, 2005.

[] “On the Behavior of the Homogeneous Self-Dual Model for Conic Convex Optimization,” SIAM Conference on Optimization, Stockholm, 2005.

[] “On the Causes of Variability in IPM Iterations on Semi-Definite Programming Problems,” with Fernando Ordóñez and Kim-Chuan Toh, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Stockholm, 2005.

[] “On the Symmetry Function of a Convex Set,” with Alexandre Belloni, Workshop on Large Scale Nonlinear and Semidefinite Programming, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 2004.

[] “Computational Experience and the Explanatory Value of Condition Numbers for Linear Optimization,” with Fernando Ordóñez, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2003.

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