Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
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Conference program

Book of abstracts

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

Monday 13th of August 2018

8:00 8:45 Registration and breakfast
8:45 9:00 Opening remarks
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
Tractable nonconvex optimization via geometry
Suvrit Sra abstract
10:00 11:00
11:00 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 12:30
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:30 Plenary talk
Representation, optimization and generalization properties of deep neural networks
Peter Bartlett abstract
14:30 15:30
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30
18:30 20:00 Happy Hour Social (Comfort Suites bar)

Tuesday 14th of August 2018

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:30
10:30 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 12:30
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:30 Plenary talk
Better models in optimization
John Duchi abstract
14:30 15:30
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:00
17:00 19:00 Poster session and cocktail reception

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
Deep Learning with Dense Connectivity
Kilian Weinberger abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 Parallel technical sessions
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
Practical Conditional Gradient Algorithms
Steve Wright abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30 Parallel technical sessions
18:00 19:00 Cocktail Reception (University Center, Asa Packer Campus)
19:00 21:00 Banquet (University Center, Asa Packer Campus)

Thursday 16th of August 2018

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
On big data, optimization and learning
Andrea Lodi abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 Parallel technical sessions
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
Variability-aware power operations
Dan Bienstock abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30 Parallel technical sessions
19:00 21:00 Graduate Student Social - Packer House, 217 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem

Friday 17th of August 2018

8:00 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00 10:00 Plenary talk
Optimizing Prioritized and Nested Solutions
David Morton abstract
10:00 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 11:45 Parallel technical sessions
11:45 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 13:00 Plenary talk
New Energy Space Modeling and Implications on Complexity of Decision Making and Control in Electric Energy Systems
Marija Ilic abstract
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Parallel technical sessions