Seminars held in 2012

Wednesday 25 January 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Coralia Cartis (University of Edinburgh) Optimal Newton-type methods for nonconvex smooth optimization
Wednesday 8 February 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Guillaume Sagnol (ZIB - Konrad Zuse Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin) Algorithmic aspects of large scale optimal experimental design
Thursday 9 February 2012 at 13.00, JCMB 4312 - Joint with ACM Carola-Bibiane Schonlieb (University of Cambridge) Domain decomposition for total variation regularisation and applications
Wednesday 15 February 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Luca Bortolussi (University of Trieste, Italy) Hybrid fluid limits
Wednesday 7 March 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Selin Damla Ahipasaoglu (London School of Economics) Convex relaxations for subset selection
Thursday 15 March 2012 at 13.00, Lecture Theatre C Luis Nunes Vicente (University of Coimbra, Portugal) Direct multisearch and efficient cardinality/mean-variance portfolios
Wednesday 21 March 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Jakub Marecek (University of Edinburgh) The many approaches to integer programming
Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Andrew Thompson (University of Edinburgh) A new analysis of a gradient projection method for compressed sensing
Wednesday 23 May 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Nathan Srebro (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago) Matrix learning: a tale of two norms
Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 14.30, JCMB 6206 Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh University, USA) Accelerating first order methods for convex composite optimization problems
Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 16.00, JCMB 6206 Miles Lubin (Argonne National Laboratory, USA) Parallel distributed-memory simplex for large-scale stochastic LP problems
Wednesday 27 June 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Ben Recht (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA) The convex geometry of inverse problems
Wednesday 4 July 2012 at 13.00, JCMB 4312 Rebecca Stockbridge (University of Arizona) Bias reduction in optimality gap estimation for stochastic programs
Monday 16 July 2012 at 15.00, JCMB 5215 - Joint with NAIS Michael L. Overton (Courant Institute, New York University) Nonsmooth, nonconvex optimization
Friday 17 August 2012 at 15.00, JCMB Lecture Theatre C Frank E. Curtis (Lehigh University, USA) An inexact active-set method for large-scale nonlinear optimization
Tuesday 25 September 2012 at 13.00, JCMB 6206 Michel Baes (Institute for Operations Research, ETH Zurich) Oracle-based methods for mixed-integer convex optimization
Wednesday 10 October 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 Jordi Castro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona) Improving iterative solvers in IPMs: regularizations and hybrid preconditioners
Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 Qi Huangfu (University of Edinburgh) Simplex update for high performance simplex solver
Wednesday 7 November 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 - Joint with ACM and NAIS Chris Farmer (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford) A variational smoothing filter for sequential inverse problems
Wednesday 14 November 2012 at 16.00, JCMB 5215 Rachael Tappenden (University of Edinburgh) Inexact coordinate descent: Complexity and preconditioning
Wednesday 28 November 2012 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 Roberto Rossi (Management Science and Business Economics, University of Edinburgh) Confidence-based Optimization for the Newsvendor Problem
Friday 7 December 2012 at 13.00, JCMB Lecture Theatre C Kevin Glazebrook (Department of Management Science, University of Lancaster) General notions of indexability - Applications and challenges

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