Cornell Optimization Seminar Spring 2020

Given the unexpected conditions due to COVID19, we have decided to postpone all future talks for the time being.

Meeting Location and Time

Mondays 2:30-4:00pm in Rhodes 261.

Theme and Aims

The theme this semester is Robustness. We will read papers from this list. Participants are welcome to propose new papers that they find interesting.


Date Speaker Title
February 3 Yudong Chen Semi-random models
February 10 NA Conflict with ORIE talk
February 17 Mateo Díaz Robust mean estimation
February 24 NA February Break
March 2 Lijun Ding Byzantine-Robust Distributed Learning: Towards Optimal Statistical Rates
March 9 Tom Fei Robust Estimation and Generative Adversarial Nets

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