Large parts of the new economy rely on data science and the application of machine learning. For handling these modern computational and statistical problems, optimization algorithms are of utmost importance. The typically large data sets involved in this context urge for new optimization techniques.
Therefore, we are delighted to announce Julian Hall, Tamara G. Kolda, Stephen Wright as speakers at the upcoming ALOP Autumn School entitled “Optimization in Machine Learning and Data Science.”
Representing three top class authorities in their respective fields of research, reaching from optimization of signal and image processing over large scale linear programming problems to tensor decomposition and many more, they will be sharing their experience and knowledge on theory and application of optimization algorithms.
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Information on scheduled Speakers:
Mr. Hall plans on talking about high performance simplex which will naturally lead into high performance numerical computation. He will look at computational issues in interior point methods and the applicability of “modern” first order methods to the solution of LP problems, as well as talk about one of his current research topics.
Ms. Kolda will talk about “Optimization Approaches for Fitting the Canonical Tensor Decomposition.” More specifically, she will speak about
- the theory and background of the CP decomposition - standard approaches such as alternating least squares and all-at-once optimization - handling missing data - practical approaches to choosing the rank - alternative objective functions for other statistical models/assumptions - Time permitting, she may also talk about HPC, data structures, parallelization
Jan Pablo Burgard
Sven de Vries
There will be a registration fee of 70 €. Detailed payment information will be communicated upon registration.
Qualified participants may be eligible for a stipend to assist with travel expenses. In order to be considered for the stipend, please submit a CV and a one-page letter of motivation before June 15, 2017.
The workshop is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 28 at 9:00 am and end on Thursday, August 31 in the afternoon.The workshop will take place in Building E located on Campus I at Trier University.For travel tips on how to get to Trier, please check here;instructions on how to find Campus I are located here.
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