Fall 2017 C&O Continuous Optimization Seminar

The Continuous Optimization seminar is held Wednesdays from 4-5pm in MC 5479 .
This term we are studying First Order Methods.
Each week a paper is chosen for us to read together.
At the meeting, our volunteer presenter will summarize the content and lead the discussion.
All are welcome (the talk should be understandable even if you didn't read the paper).
To suggest a paper, join our mailing list, (or for any other inquiries) contact Stefan Sremac.

October 18th, 2017
Jimit Majmudar
Revisiting Frank-Wolfe: Projection-Free Sparse Convex Optimization (Martin Jaggi). Link to paper.
October 25, 2017
Julian Romero Barbosa
Coordinate descent algorithms (Stephen J. Wright). Link to paper.
November 1, 2017
Ryan Kinnear
A Stochastic Gradient Method with an Exponential Convergence Rate for Finite Training Sets (Nicolas Le Roux, Mark Schmidt, Francis Bach). Link to paper.
November 8, 2017
Nargiz Kalantarova
A Fast Iterative Shrinkage-Thresholding Algorithm for Linear Inverse Problems (Amir Beck, Marc Teboulle). Link to paper.
November 15, 2017
Stefan Sremac
Proximal alternating linearized minimization for nonconvex and nonsmooth problems (Jérôme Bolte, Shoham Sabach, Marc Teboulle). Link to paper.
November 22, 2017 ** Special Time: 3:30 pm * *
Henry Wolkowicz*
Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for the SDP Relaxation of the Quadratic Assignment Problem (Danilo Elias Oliveira, Henry Wolkowicz*, Yangyang Xu). Link to paper.
November 29, 2017
Leanne Stuive
Efficient First-Order Methods for Linear Programming and Semidefinite Programming (James Renegar). Link to paper.
December 6, 2017
Shenghao Yang
Signal Recovery by Proximal Forward-Backward Splitting (Patrick L. Combettes, Valérie R. Wajs). Link to paper.
December 13, 2017
Yaoliang Yu*
Generalized Conditional Gradient for Sparse Estimation (Yaoliang Yu*, Xinhua Zhang, Dale Schuurmans). Link to paper.