Seminars held in 2013

Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Peter Richtarik (University of Edinburgh) Randomized lock-free methods for minimizing partially separable convex functions
Wednesday 13 February 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Marco Lübbecke (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) GCG: A generic Branch-Price-and-Cut solver
Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Olivier Fercoq (University of Edinburgh) Smooth minimization of nonsmooth functions by parallel coordinate descent
Wednesday 6 March 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Asgeir Tomasgard (NTNU, Norway) Nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition for stochastic separable mixed-integer nonlinear programs
Thursday 7 March 2013 at 13.00, TBA Tibor Illés (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) Approximation of the whole Pareto-optimal solution set for vector optimization problems
Wednesday 13 March 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Martin Takáč (University of Edinburgh) Parallel coordinate descent algorithm vs. stochastic gradient descent for SVMs
Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Luciana Casacio (University of Campinas, Brazil)
Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Miklos Rasonyi (University of Edinburgh) Maximising non-concave utility functions
Monday 29 April 2013 at 16.45, JCMB 6206 Michael Grant (CVX Research) Disciplined convex programming and CVX (and thoughts on academically valuable software)
Wednesday 15 May 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Yuri Nesterov (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) Dual methods for minimizing functions with bounded variation
Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Annick Sartenaer (Namur Center of Complex Systems (naXys) and Department of Mathematics, Université de Namur, Belgium) Data assimilation in oceanography and weather forecasting
Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 Immanuel Bomze (Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vienna) Infection-immunization dynamics for solving standard quadratic optimization problems
Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 16.15, JCMB 5215 Peter J. C. Dickinson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) On a set-semidefinite representation of quadratic optimisation problems
Monday 5 August 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 5215 Miguel F. Anjos (Trottier Institute for Energy, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada) Optimal load management in autonomous systems
Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Giancarlo Bigi (University of Pisa, Italy) Descent methods for equilibria
Friday 11 October 2013 at 13.00, JCMB 5237 Natarajan Gautam (Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Texas A&M University) Multi-tier model for managing power and performance in renewable-energy-based wireless nodes
Wednesday 23 October 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Ioannis Dassios (University of Edinburgh) Second-order methods for sparse signal reconstruction
Wednesday 6 November 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Michał Muszyński (Warsaw University of Technology) A texture approach to segmentation of medical images
Wednesday 20 November 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6206 Sergio García Quilles (University of Edinburgh) Solving large p-median models using a radius formulation
Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 15.30, JCMB 6301 Yiming Yan (University of Edinburgh) Optimal active-set prediction for interior point methods using controlled perturbations
Friday 6 December 2013 at 13.00, JCMB 6206 François Vanderbeck (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Bordeaux 1) Synergies between extended formulation and column generation approaches

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