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

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
Mopta Competition DIMACS
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
DIMACS Novel Directions in Optimization Metaheuristics and Their Applications
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30 Parallel technical sessions
DIMACS Large Scale Mixed Integer Optimization Modeling and Optimizing Energy Systems
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
New Directions in Optimization and Dynamical Systems Stochastic Optimization Iterative Methods Applications in Healthcare
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
Optimization in Energy Methods for Nonlinear Optimization Recent Progress in Stochastic/Robust Optimization and Applications Derivative Free and Black-Box Optimization
15:30 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30 Parallel technical sessions
Learning and Energy Nonlinear Optimization Stochastic and Robust Optimization Algorithms and Applications Reinforcement Learning for Supply Chain
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
Resilience in Power Systems Optimization and Learning Conic Optimization and Integer Programming Sparse Optimization
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
Equilibrium and Complementarity Modeling in Energy Markets Stochastic Gradient Decent and Conve Optimization Optimization in Machine Learning