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Fall 2014

All meetings will be held every other Tuesday between 11:10 am - 12:30 pm in CH212.
We will start with Optimization for Statistics as one of the themes of Fall 2014.
Presentation and discussion schedule will be posted as we go along.


  • September 9, 2014
    Speaker: Andrew Landgraf
    Title: Data Science for Social Good

  • September 23, 2014
    Speakers: Vince Vu, Yoon Lee, and Yunzhang Zhu
    Title: Selected Examples of Optimization from Lange et al. (2014)

    Reading groups
    Newton: Qian Qian, Abhijoy Saha, Shanshan Tu, Weiyi Xie, Jiaqi (Jessie) Zaetz*, Sebastian Kurtek
    MM: Andrew Landgraf*, Yi Lu, Huong (Sophie) Nguyen, Ran Wei, Yuan Zhang, Yoon Lee
    Lagrange: Liubo Li*, Yinghao Sun, Zhifei Yan, Vince Vu, Yunzhang Zhu
  • October 7, 2014

    Weiyi Xie & Jessie Zaetz: Quasi-Newton Methods
    Yi Lu: Tricks of the Trade from A Tutorial on MM Algorithms
    Liubo Li: Introduction to ADMM algorithm

  • October 21, 2014
    Title: Comparing Optimization Techniques in the NBA Team Strength Example from A Tutorial on MM Algorithms

  • November 4, 2014
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  • November 18, 2014
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  • December 2, 2014
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