Talk Archive

WID-DOW Seminar Archive (2011-2014)


Natasha Devroye, An introduction to two-way networks (December 10, 2014)

Alberto del Pia, On cutting planes for Mixed Integer Programming (December 3, 2014)

Jerry Zhu, An Approach to Bridge Topology and Machine Learning (November 26, 2014)

Justin Williams, Neuroengineering tools for interfacing with the nervous system across multiple scales (November 19, 2014)

Quentin Berthet, Average case hardness for statistical problems (November 12, 2014)

Daniel L. Pimentel-Alarcón and Krishna Kumar, Subspace Identifiability from Canonical Projections and Convergence Analysis of Canonical Correlation Analysis (November 5, 2014)

Richard Barker, Bil Alverson, Ricardo Kriebel, Botany and Big Data (October 29, 2014)

Anthony Gitter, Connecting the Dots in Protein Interaction Networks (October 22, 2014)

Derek Bean, Fitting high-dimensional linear models by M-estimation: some surprising asymptotic phenomena (October 15, 2014)

Arindam Banerjee, Estimation with Norm Regularization, with Applications to Climate Science (October 8, 2014)

Xin Jiang and Albert Oh, To $e$ or not to $e$ in Poisson Image Reconstruction and Minimax Rates for Poisson Inverse Problems with Physical Constraints, October 1, 2014

Sam Gross, TBD (September 24, 2014)

Jim Luedtke, Integrated Staffing and Scheduling for Service Systems via Stochastic Integer Programming (September 17, 2014)

Jon Lee, “Quo vadis MINLP?” (September 12, 2014)

Robert Vanderbei, “Local Warming” (May 5, 2014)

Benjamin Hobbs, “Modeling Electricity Markets  Using Complementarity: Why It’s important (and Fun), & What’s Needed Next?”  (May 2, 2014)

Victor Zavala, “Stochastic Optimal Control of natural Gas Networks: Scalable NLP Solvers and Economic Implications” (April 28, 2014)

Brett Sohngen, “A Re-Examination of 20th Century Global Forest Carbon Emissions; Estimates from the Global Forest and Land Use Model”  (April 14, 2014)

Alex Anas, “On Probabilistic Matching and Economic Allocation Models” (April 7, 2014)

Meike Wortel,  “Metabolic States with Maximal Specific Rate Carry Flux through and Elementary Flux Mode” (March 18, 2014)

Gabrella Hug, “Towards a Self-Managed and Sustainable Power Grid Enabled by Distributed Decision Making”  (March 10, 2014)

Daniel Negrut, “On Fast Computers and their use in Engineering Applications”  (January 27, 2014)


Stef Proost, “The Poliical Economy of Pricing and capacity Decisions for congestible Local goods in a federal State  (November 12, 2013)

Bruce McCarl, ” Climate Change and Environmental Modeling with Mathematical Programming” (October 28, 2013)

Elisabet (Lisa) Rutstrom, “ Using Virtual Reality to Generate Naturalistic Contexts for Behavioral Research Trials” (October 14, 2013)

Pascal Van Hentenryck, “Approximations and Relaxations of Power Flow Equations”  (October 10, 2013)

Kevin Murphy, ” From Big Data to Big Knowledge”  (September 30, 2013)

Xuesong Zhou, “Fast Network Flow Estimation and Optimization: Extracting Gradient Information from a Dynamic Traffic Simulation Engine”  (September 16, 2013)

Javad Lavaei, “Low-Rank Solutions for Non-linear Optimzation Over Graphs”  (March 18, 2013)

William Sandholm, “Populations Games and Evolutionary Dynamics”   (April 26, 2013)


Shuchi Chawla, “Approximation in Mechanism Design”  (Dec 10, 2012)

Thomas Cox, “Brown Gold: The Smell of $$$$$”  (Dec 3, 2012)

Christopher DeMarco, “Optimization Problems Motivated by Hamiltonian Structure in Power System Dynamics”  (November 19, 2012)

John Birge, “Inferring Structure from Optimization Model Solutions” (November 12, 2012)

Aaron Strong, “General Equilibrium Ecosystem Modeling with Alternative Preference Specifications”  (November 5, 2012)

Christian Kirches,, “Fast numerical methods for Mixed-Integer nonlinear Model Predictive Control”  (October 29, 2012)

Parmesh Ramanathan, “Confidentiality-Preserved Optimization in the Cloud”  (October 22, 2012)

Spiro Maroulis, “Social and Task Interdependencies in the Frontline Implementation of Innovation”  (October 8, 2012)

Rebecca Fiebrink, “Interaction Machine Learning in Music Performance and Composition”  (October 1, 2012)

Hayri Onal, “Mathematically Correct Political Districting”  (September 24, 2012)

John C Doyle, “Universal Laws and Architecture”  (September 18, 2012)

James Luedtke, “Branch-and-Cut Approaches for Change-Constrained Formulations of Reliable Network Design Problems”  (September 10, 2012)

Kurt Anstreicher, “Second-Order-Cone Constrants for Extended Trust-Region Sub-Problems”  (May 7, 2012)

Benjamin Shapiro, “Involving Education through Modeling Learning Interactions with Digital Media”  (April 23, 2012)

Ilyo Safro, “Multi-Scale Methods for Discrete Optimization Problems”  (April 9, 2012)

Danial Dadush, ” Recent Progress on Algorithms and Cutting Planes for Convex Integer Programs”  (March 26, 2012)

Alex Fish, “Channel Estimation in Wirelesss Communication in Almost Linear Time” (March 19, 2012)

Steven H. Low, ” Optimal Power Flow and Demand Response”  (March 12, 2012)

Aleksandr Aravkin “Robust methods for Geophysical Imaging and Kalman smoothing” (March 5, 2012)

Amir Ali Ahmadi, ” The Interplay of Convexity and Algorithmic Algebra in Optimization and Systems Analysis”  (February 27, 2012)

Sushmita Roy, “Learning Networks in Biology: Opportunities and Challenges” (February 20, 2012)

Jean-Luc Thiffeault, “Topological Optimization”  (February 13, 2012)

Shu Lu  “Confidence Regions for Stochastic Variational Inequalities” (Feb. 6, 2012)

Jeff Linderoth,  “MINLP Wars: Computational Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming” (Jan. 30, 2012)

Jessica Flack, ” Towards an Inductive Game Theory: Extracting Strategies and Causal Networks from Time-Series Data”  (January 23, 2012)


Nigel Boston, “An Algebraic Approach to Optimization” (December 5, 2011)

Zhiguang (Peter) Quin, “Sudoku, Parallel Computing and Stochastic Programming” (November 28, 2011)

Coralia Cartis “Optimal Newton-type Methods for Nonconvex Smooth Optimization” (Nov. 14, 2011)

Dan Negrut  “Enabling High Performance Computational Dynamics in a Heterogeneous Hardware Ecosystem” (Oct. 31, 2011)

Nathaniel Bartlett “Presentation/Demonstration of New Art-with-Technology Projects at WID” (Oct. 24, 2011)

Zhijun Wu  “Toward a Bioinformatics Approach to Protein Structure and Dynamics” (Oct. 17, 2011)

Christos Maravelias “Integration of Simulation and Optimization methods for Chemical Process Synthesis”  (Oct. 3, 2011)

George Phillips  “Can Protein X-ray Crystallography be Cast as Solvable Optimization Problem?” (Sept. 26, 2011)

Xiaojin Zhu   “Man vs. Data: Domain Knowledge + Latent Dirichlet Allocation”  (Sept. 19, 2011)

Jim Rawlings  “CheBioEng:Parameter Estimation in Stochastic Kinetic Models”  (April 25, 2011)

Jennie Reed “CheBioEng:Using Optimization to Explore and Leverage Biochemical Networks” (April 18, 2011)

Roger Wets   “Optimization Technology to Deal with Lack of Data in Statistical Estimation” (April 4, 2011)

Eftychios Sifakis, “CS:Inferring Material and Structural Properties of Physical Systems from Sparse or Noisy Observations”  (March 28, 2011)

Chris Re “CS:Hazy”  (March 7, 2011)

Grace Wahba   “Stat:Examining the Relative Influence of Familial, Genetic and Covariate Information in Flexible Risk Models”  (Feb. 21, 2011)

Robert Nowak   “ECE:Adaptive Information and Optimization”  (Jan. 31, 2011)