Past Talks

December 10, 2021:

  • Ivana Ljubic (ESSEC Business School of Paris), Lower Bounds for Ramsey Numbers on Circulant Graphs: A Bilevel Optimization Approach

November 19, 2021:

  • Carla Michini (University of Wisconsin-Madison), The Price of Anarchy in Series-Parallel Network Congestion Games

  • Christian Tjandraatmadja (Google), Constrained Discrete Black-Box Optimization using Mixed-Integer Programming

October 15, 2021:

April 30, 2021:

  • Robert Hildebrand (Virginia Tech), Compact mixed-integer programming relaxations in quadratic optimization

  • Ruth Misener (Imperial), Partial Lasserre Relaxation for Sparse Max Cut

March 26, 2021:

  • Yiling Zhang (University of Minnesota), Building Load Control using Distributionally Robust Binary Chance-Constrained Programs with Right-Hand Side Uncertainty and the Adjustable Variants

  • Andrew Trapp (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), A Comparative Study of Stability Representations for Solving Many-to-One Matching Problems with Ties and Incomplete Lists via Integer Optimization

February 26, 2021:

  • Thibaut Vidal (Polytechnique Montréal), Born-Again Tree Ensembles: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

  • Marianna De Santis (Sapienza Università di Roma), Exact approaches for multiobjective mixed integer nonlinear programming problems

January 29, 2021:

  • Merve Bodur (University of Toronto), Inverse Mixed Integer Optimization: Polyhedral Insights and Trust Region Methods

  • Ward Romeijnders (University of Groningen), A Converging Benders’ Decomposition Algorithm for Two-Stage Mixed-Integer Recourse Models

December 4, 2020:

  • Alfredo Torrico (Polytechnique Montréal), The Greedy Algorithm: An Effective and Flexible Tool in Submodular Optimization

  • Cheng Guo (University of Toronto), Copositive Duality for Discrete Markets and Games

  • David Bernal (Carnegie Mellon University), Modern Computational Approaches to Nonlinear Discrete Optimization and their Application to Process Systems Engineering

October 23, 2020:

  • Felipe Serrano (Zuse Institute Berlin), Monoidal Strengthening

  • Santanu Dey (Georgia Tech), Sparse PSD Approximation of the PSD Cone

October 2, 2020:

  • Tuomas Sandholm (Carnegie Mellon University), Configuring Algorithms Automatically: From Practice to Theory

  • Andrea Lodi (Polytechnique Montréal), Fair COVID-19 Test Allocation at Roche

July 14, 2020:

  • Jannis Kurtz (University of Siegen), Discrete Optimization Methods for Group Model Selection in Compressed Sensing

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