Workshop on the Interface of Statistics and Optimization (WISO)

Capacity has been reached.

Application Deadline is December 16, 2016

Location:

This workshop will be held at the Penn Pavilion (Level 2), Duke University, Durham, NC

Description:

The integration and cross-fertilization between statistics and optimization is urgent and productive. Traditionally, optimization has merely been used as a tool to compute numerical solutions for statistical problems, while optimization theory and algorithms have rarely supported statistical techniques. This compartmental approach is proving to be non-optimal. More and more statistical tools are being developed by borrowing strengths from optimization, while optimization is looking to statistics for new insights, speed and robustness.

This workshop will bring together researchers who are pioneers in the synergy of statistics and optimization. It will serve SAMSI’s mission to forge a synthesis of the statistical sciences and the applied mathematical sciences with disciplinary science to confront the very hardest and most important data- and model-driven scientific challenges. The workshop will also address contemporary issues with potentially significant impact in industrial applications.

Schedule and Speakers:

Confirmed Speakers currently include:

**Poster session/reception will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Requests for poster presentations can be entered into the on-line application.**

Planning for this event is ongoing. Updates will be posted to this page as they transpire.

Schedule and Supporting Media

Printable Schedule

Wednesday, February, 8 2017
Penn Pavilion, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:30 Welcome & Introduction Richard Smith, SAMSI Director; Ilse Ipsen, SAMSI Assoc. Director
9:30-10:30 Lecture TBD Arkadi Nemirovski, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:30-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:00 Lecture TBD Margaret Wright, Courant Institute of Mathematics
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Lecture TBD Yonina Eldar, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
2:30-3:00 BREAK
3:00-4:00 Lecture TBD Alex Gray, Skytree
4:00-5:00 Poster Set-up
5:00-7:00 Poster Session and Reception
7:00 Shuttle to Hotel

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Penn Pavilion, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Lecture TBD Alexander Shapiro, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:30 Model Discrimination and Parameter Estimation for Complex Reactive Systems Larry Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University
11:30-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:00 Lecture TBD Martin Wainwright, University of California – Berkeley
2:00-3:30 Lecture TBD Jianqing Fan, Princeton University
3:30-4:00 BREAK
4:00-5:00 Lecture TBD Michael Jordan, University of California – Berkeley
5:00 Shuttle to Hotel

Friday, February 10, 2017
Penn Pavilion, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Lecture TBD Steve Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-11:30 Tensors and their Eigenvectors Bernd Sturmfels, University of California – Berkeley
11:30-12:00 BREAK
12:00-1:00 Lecture TBD Ken Lange, University of California – Los Angeles
1:00 Box Lunch & Adjourn

Questions: email opt@samsi.info