Upcoming Talks

SIAM Conference on Optimization, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, May 26-29, 2020 (scientific committee member)

Joint Mathematics Meeting, Denver, USA, January 15-18, 2020 (invited)

Research Talk at ESET, Bratislava, Slovakia, January 7, 2020 (invited)

NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, Canada, December 9-13, 2019

Dagstuhl Seminar 19431 on Theory of Randomized Optimization Heuristics, Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Germany, October 20-25, 2019 (invited)

School-Conference “Approximation and Data Analysis”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, September 30-October 4, 2019 (invited)

"A Guided Walk Through the ZOO of Stochastic Gradient Descent Methods", a short course (6 hours), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia, September 28

Workshop on Optimization, Statistics and Numerical Methods, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia, September 27 (workshop organized around my visit to MIPT)

50 Years of Mathematics in Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, September 25-27, 2019 (invited)

DIMACS Workshop on Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Optimization, Rutgers University, USA, September 16-18, 2019 (invited)

2019 Talks

[158] ICCOPT 2019 (International Conference on Continuous Optimization), Berlin, Germany, August 5-8, 2019 (invited)

[157] "A Guided Walk Through the ZOO of Stochastic Gradient Descent Methods", ICCOPT Summer School course (6 hours), ICCOPT 2019 (International Conference on Continuous Optimization), Berlin, Germany, August 3, 2019 (invited) [SGD ZOO slides] [SGD-SR slides] [SEGA slides]

[156] ICIAM 2019 (International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Valencia, Spain, July 15-19, 2019 (invited)

[155] Workshop: Approximation, Sampling, and Compression in High Dimensional Problems; Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Program on Approximation, Sampling and Compression in Data Science, Cambridge University, UK, June 17-21, 2019 (invited plenary)

[154] ICML 2019, Long Beach, California, June 9-15, 2019 (5 papers accepted by members of my group; I am involved in 3)

[153] Workshop: Numerical Algorithms in Nonsmooth Optimization; Thematic Programme "Modern Maximal Monotone Operator Theory: From Nonsmooth Optimization to Differential Inclusions", Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI), Vienna, Austria, February 25 - March 1, 2019 (invited)

[152] Randomized Optimization Methods, Short Doctoral Course (3 hours), Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI), Vienna, Austria, February 21-22, 2019 (invited)

2018 Talks

[151] NeurIPS 2018, Montréal, Canada, December 2-8, 2018 (4 papers accepted; including one workshop paper)

[150] Statistics and Data Science Workshop, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA, November 12-15, 2018 (invited)

[149] Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra and Applications, Program: Data Science, Simons Institute, Berkeley, September 24-27, 2018 (invited) YouTube

[148] DIMACS/TRIPODS workshop: Optimization in Machine Learning, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA, August 13-15, 2018 (invited)

[147] XII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, July 22-27, 2018 (plenary)

[146] ISMP 2018, Bordeaux, France, July 1-6, 2018 (stream organizer). I am co-organizing stream "4.a Learning: Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Huge-Scale Optimization" with Alexandre d’Aspremont, Olivier Beaumont, and Suvrit Sra. If you want to a propose a session or a minisymposium within this stream, get in touch. [slides]

[145] ERGO seminar, School of Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh, UK, June 20, 2018

[144] ANC seminar, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, UK, June 19, 2018

[143] 10th Traditional Youth School "Control, Information and Optimization", Voronovo, Moscow Region, Russia, June 10-15, 2018 (lecturer; invited by Boris Polyak). Slides from my two talks: [slides 1], [slides 2]

[142] Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) seminar, Warwick, UK, May 1, 2018 (invited)

[141] Mini-course "Introduction to Optimization for Machine Learning" for selected Saudi university students who previously participated in the Saudi National Mathematical Olympiad or IMO, KAUST, KSA, April 25-26, 2018

[140] CS Graduate Seminar, KAUST, KSA, March 16, 2018 (invited)

[139] AMCS/Statistics Graduate Seminar, KAUST, KSA, March 8, 2018 (invited)

[138] Statistics Research Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, February 26, 2018 (time: 9:50am, location: M - XII)

[137] Optimization and Big Data 2018, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, February 5-8, 2018 (organizer). I am co-organizing this with Marco Canini (KAUST). Past editions of the event were held in Edinburgh, Scotland: OBD 2015, OBD 2013, OBD 2012. The 2018 event is funded by KAUST Office for Sponsored Research, and co-funded by the Alan Turing Institute.

2017 Talks

[136] 4th Conference on Optimization Methods and Software, Havana, Cuba, December 16-20, 2017 (invited session organizer)

[135] Optimization at Work, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia, October 27, 2017 (plenary) [slides]

[134] Workshop on Decentralized Machine Learning, Optimization and Privacy, September 11-12, 2017, Lille, France (invited) [slides]

[133] Data Science Summer School, CMAP, École Polytechnique, Paris, France, Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017 (invited minicourse on randomized optimization methods) [slides] YouTube

[132] 34th International Conference on Machine Learning, Sydney, Australia, August 6-11, 2017 (attending)

[131] Workshop on Convex Optimization and Applications, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, July 4-7, 2017 (invited) [slides]

[130] Research Seminar, Cardiff University, UK, June 1, 2017 (invited)

[129] Research Seminar, Plymouth University, UK, May 31, 2017 (invited)

[128] SIAM Conference on Optimization, Vancouver, Canada, May 22-25, 2017 (invited)

[127] AMCS Graduate Seminar, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, April 13, 2017 (invited)

[126] Visual Computing - Modeling and Reconstruction, KAUST Conference Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, April 10-12, 2017 (invited) [slides]

[125] 2017 BASP Frontiers Workshop, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, January 29-February 2, 2017 (invited)

[124] Research Seminar, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK, January 20, 2017 (invited)

2016 Talks

[123] Yandex Seminar, Moscow, Russia, December 2, 2016 (invited) YouTube

[122] Skoltech Seminar, Moscow, Russia, December 1, 2016 (invited)

[121] Workshop on Distributed Machine Learning, Telecom ParisTech, Paris, November 25, 2016 (invited)

[120] CORMSIS Seminar, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, November 17, 2016 (invited)

[119] Seminar on Combinatorics, Games and Optimisation, London School of Economics, London, UK, November 16, 2016 (invited)

[118] SIAM Warwick Student Chapter Conference (focus: machine learning and statistics), Coventry, UK, November 9, 2016 (invited)

[117] MIGSAA Faculty Talk, Int. Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK, October 14, 2016 (invited)

[116] Fellow Short Talk, Alan Turing Institute, London, UK, October 13, 2016 (invited) YouTube

[115] GAMES seminar, Edinburgh, UK, October 10, 2016 (invited)

[114] 41st Woudschoten Conference, Zeist, The Netherlands, October 5-7, 2016 (2 invited keynote lectures in the stream: "Numerical methods for big data analytics") [Lecture 1, Lecture 2]

[113] Linear Algebra and Parallel Computing at the Heart of Scientific Computing, a joint event of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the French Embassy in London, Edinburgh, UK, September 21, 2016 (invited)

[112] Learning, Privacy and Mobile Data Workshop, Google, Seattle, September 13-14, 2016 (invited poster)

[111] 5th IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, Birmingham, September 7-9, 2016 (co-organizer of 2 minisymposia and speaker)

[110] OR58, The 58th Annual Conference of the OR Society, Portsmouth, UK, September 6-8, 2016 (closing plenary) [slides] YouTube

[109] ICCOPT 2016, Tokyo, Japan, August 6-11, 2016 (invited)

[108] 2016 International Workshop on Modern Optimization and Applications (MOA 2016), Beijing, China, June 27-29, 2016 (invited)

[107] INFORMS International Conference, Hawaii, USA, June 12-15, 2016 (invited)

[106] ECMath Colloquium "Sparsity: Statistics, Optimization and Applications", Einstein Center for Mathematics, Berlin, Germany, April 22, 2016 (keynote)

[105] Computationally and Statistically Efficient Inference for Complex Large-scale Data, Oberwolfach, Germany, March 6-12, 2016 (invited)

[104] Optimization without Borders, Les Houches, France, February 7-12, 2016 (invited)

[103] Working Probability Seminar, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, January 19, 2016 (invited)

[102] 3KK Conference (trojkralova konferencia), Bratislava, Slovakia, January 4, 2016

2015 Talks

[101] Theoretical and Computational Approaches to Large Scale Inverse Problems (Alan Turing Institute Workshop), ICMS, Edinburgh, UK, December 2-4, 2015 (organizer)

[100] Distributed Machine Learning and Optimization (Alan Turing Institute Workshop), ICMS, Edinburgh, UK, November 25-27, 2015 (organizer)

[99] Course: Randomized algorithms for big data optimization, Graduate School in Systems, Optimization, Control and Networks (SOCN), Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Fall 2015 (invited PhD course: 6 x 3.5 hours)

[98] 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Paris, France, October 19-21, 2015 (invited tutorial) [slides]

[97] Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar, University of Oxford, UK, October 8, 2015 (invited) [slides]

[96] Statistical and Computational Challenges in Large-Scale Data Analysis (Alan Turing Institute Workshop), Cambridge, UK, September 28-30, 2015 (invited)


[95] LMS Inverse Day, Edinburgh, UK, September 21, 2015 (invited) [slides]

[94] Machine Learning Thematic Trimester, Summer School course on "Optimization in Machine Learning", Toulouse, France, September 14-18, 2015 (invited)

[93] Research Seminar, IST Austria, September 7, 2015 (invited)

[92] International Conference on Operations Research: Optimal Decisions and Big Data, Vienna, September 1-4, 2015 (invited session organizer)

[91] 22nd ISMP, Pittsburgh, July 12-17, 2015 (invited session organizer)

[90] International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Lille, France, July 6-11, 2015 (invited tutorial on randomized optimization methods; joint with Mark Schmidt)

[89] School of Mathematics Seminar, UC Davis, June 1, 2015 (invited by Michael Friedlander)

[88] AmpLab seminar, UC Berkeley, May 27, 2015 (invited)

[87] Optimization and Big Data 2015, Edinburgh, May 6-8, 2015 (organizer)

[86] Maxwell Institute Probability Day, University of Edinburgh, April 20, 2015 (invited)

[85] Optimization and Statistical Learning, Les Houches, France, January 11-16, 2015 (invited) [slides]

[84] Theory of Big Data Science, University College London, January 7-9, 2015 (invited)

2014 Talks

[83] Optimization Workshop, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 15-17, 2014 (invited) [slides]

[82] Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software, University of Edinburgh, December 5, 2014 (organizer and speaker) [slides]

[81] Working Probability Seminar, University of Edinburgh, December 3, 2014 (invited)

[80] Working Probability Seminar, University of Edinburgh, November 26, 2014 (invited)

[79] 46th Conference of Slovak Mathematicians, Jasna, Slovakia, November 20-23, 2014 (plenary)

[78] ANC/DTC Seminar, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, November 4, 2014 (invited) [slides]

[77] Research Seminar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 10, 2014 (invited by Shiqian Ma)

[76] MIGSAA industrial sandpit, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 3, 2014

[75] LFCS Seminar, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, September 30, 2014 (invited)

[74] Mathematical Methods in Economy and Industry, Smolenice, Slovakia, September 8-12, 2014 (plenary)

[73] IMA Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization, Birmingham, September 3-5, 2014 (minisymposium organizer and speaker)

[72] Understanding Complex and Large Industrial Data, Lancaster, July 1-2, 2014 (keynote)

[71] NATCOR PhD Course on Convex Optimization (jointly with other ERGO faculty and Steve Boyd), Edinburgh, June 23-27, 2014

[70] Khronos-Persyval Days "High-Dimensional Learning and Optimization"; Randomized Coordinate Descent for Big Data Optimization (6 hr PhD course), Grenoble, France, June 11-12, 2014 (invited)

[69] SIAM Conference on Optimization, San Diego, California, May 19-22, 2014 (minisymposium organizer and speaker).

[68] SITA'14 - 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems: Theories and Applications, Rabat, Morocco, May 7-8, 2014 (keynote)

[67] Parisian Seminar on Optimization, Paris, France, May 5, 2014 (invited)

[66] Stochastic Gradient Methods, IPAM, UCLA, February 24-28, 2014 (invited) [slides]

[65] Big Data: Challenges and Applications, Imperial College, February 17-19, 2014 (invited 3h tutorial on optimization with big data)

[64] "Main seminar", Laboratory for Structural Methods of Data Analysis in Predictive Modeling (PreMoLab), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia, February 13, 2014 (invited) [slides] YouTube


2013 Talks

[63] 6th NIPS workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, Lake Tahoe, California, December 9-10, 2013 (plenary)

[62] 5th International Conference on Information Technologies and Information Society, Slovenia, November 7-9, 2013 (plenary)

[61] AmpLab all hands seminar, UC Berkeley, October 29, 2013 [slides]

[60] Parallel and Distributed Algorithms for Inference and Optimization (a workshop within the Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis program), Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, October 21-25, 2013 (invited) [slides] YouTube

[59] Machine Learning Seminar @ Google, California, September 10, 2013 (invited)

[58] 4th ICCOPT, Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-August 1, 2013 (cluster chair and speaker)

[57] 4th International Conference on Optimization, Simulation and Control, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 1-4, 2013

[56] 25th Biennial Numerical Analysis Conference, Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, June 25-28, 2013
I am giving a talk in the "Recent Advances in Big Data Problems" minisymposium.

[55] Big Data Mining 2013, Imperial College London, May 14-15, 2013 (invited by Giovanni Montana) [slides]

[54] Optimization and Big Data, Edinburgh, May 1-3, 2013 (organizer)

[53] Fête Parisienne in Computation, Inference and Optimization, Paris, France, March 20, 2013 (invited by Francis Bach and Michael Jordan) [slides]

[52] Edinburgh SIAM Student Chapter conference, March 6, 2013 (invited) [slides]

[51] Big Data and Social Media, Glasgow, UK, February 26, 2013 (invited by Des Higham) [slides]

[50] Research Recap, Innovative Learning Week, February 21, 2013 [slides - 15 mins]

[49] Mathematical Optimization Seminar, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, February 5, 2013 (invited by Yurii Nesterov)

[48] Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization seminar talk, University of Edinburgh, January 30, 2013

[47] Optimization and Statistical Learning, Les Houches, France, January 6-11, 2013 (invited) [slides]


2012 Talks

[46] University of Strathclyde, Numerical Analysis Seminar, December 11, 2012 (invited)

[45] INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 14-17, 2012 (session organizer and speaker)

[44] 3rd IMA Conf. on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation, Birmingham, UK, September 10–12, 2012 (minisymposium organizer and speaker)

[43] 21st ISMP, Berlin, Germany, August 19–24, 2012 (session organizer and speaker)

[42] ICML Workshop on Optimization in Machine Learning, Edinburgh, UK, July 1, 2012 (invited)
Speakers:
Constantine Caramanis (Texas Austin), Ali Jadbabaie (Pennsylvania), Anatoli Juditsky (Joseph Fourier), Jorge Nocedal (Northwestern), P. R. (Edinburgh), Karthik Sridharan (Pennsylvania), Michael Mahoney (Stanford)

[41] Research Seminar, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, June 19, 2012 (invited)

[40] Advances in Large-Scale Optimization, Edinburgh, UK, May 24–25, 2012 (workshop organizer and speaker)

[39] 3rd Conference on Optimization Methods and Software, Chania, Crete, Greece, May 13–17, 2012 (invited)

[38] University of Cambridge, Applied and Computational Analysis Seminar, May 3, 2012 (invited)

[37] INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Coral Gables, Florida, February 24–26, 2012

[36] Cardiff University, Operational Research and Statistics Research Seminar, February 15, 2012 (invited)

[35] Comenius University, Seminar of the Center for Economics and Finance, January 9, 2012

2011 Talks

[34] ICNONLA, The 8th International Conference on Numerical Optimization and Numerical Linear Algebra, Xiamen, China, November 7–11, 2011

[33] University of Edinburgh, Algorithms & Complexity Research Seminar @ School of Informatics, October 26, 2011 (invited)

[32] Oxford University, Computational Mathematics and Applications Research Seminar, October 13, 2011 (invited)

[31] London School of Economics, The OR Society Mathematical Programming Seminar, October 12, 2011 (invited)

[30] Heriot-Watt University, Computational Mathematics and Maths Biology Seminar, October 6, 2011 (invited)

[29] FoCM, Budapest, Hungary, July 4–14, 2011 (invited)

[28] 24th Biennial Conference on Numerical Analysis, June 28th–July 1st, 2011 (minisymposium organizer and speaker)

[27] SPARS 11, Signal Processing with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations, Edinburgh, June 27–30, 2011

[26] Catholic University of Louvain, CORE, Mathematical Programming Seminar, Belgium, June 7, 2011 (invited)

[25] SIAM Conference on Optimization, Darmstadt, Germany, May 16–19, 2011 (session chair)

[24] Computational Complexity Challenges in Optimization, Edinburgh, May 12, 2011 (invited)

[23] LANCS Workshop on Modelling and Solving Complex Optimization Problems, Lancaster, April 11–13, 2011


2006-2010 Talks

[22] 2nd IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation, Birmingham, UK, September 13–15, 2010

[21] The International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT 2010), Santiago, Chile, July 26–29, 2010

[20] 24th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXIV), Lisbon, Portugal, July 11–14, 2010

[19] INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, October 11–14, 2009 (invited)

[18] 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization, Leuven, Belgium, September 14–18, 2009

[17] 20th Int. Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2009), Chicago, USA, August 23–29, 2009 (invited)

[16] 15th Mathematical Programming Meeting, Han-Sur-Lesse, Belgium, March 26–27, 2009

[15] ALGORITMY 2009, High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, March 15–20, 2009

[14] 23rd Belgian Conference on Operations Research (ORBEL 2009), Leuven, Belgium, February 5–6, 2009

[13] “MATFYZ” Alumni Week, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava,
Slovakia, December 19, 2008 (invited)

[12] Veszprem Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms (VOCAL 2008), Regional Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Veszprem, Hungary, December 15–17, 2008 (invited)

[11] DYSCO Study Day, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, November 14, 2008 (invited)

[10] INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 2008, USA, October 12–15, 2008

[9] MOPTA 2008, Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, University of Guelph, Canada, August 17–23, 2008

[8] APMOD 2008, International Conference on Applied Mathematical Programming and Modeling, Bratislava, Slovakia, May 27–30, 2008

[7] Research Retreat, Matagne-le-Petite, Belgium, May 26–28, 2008 (invited)

[6] 14th Mathematical Programming Meeting, Han-Sur-Lesse, Belgium, March 21, 2008

[5] INFORMS Optimization Conference 2008: Theory, Computation and Emerging Applications, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 14–16, 2008

[4] DYSCO Study Day, Royal Military Academy, 1000 Brussels, November 22, 2007 (invited)

[3] 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2006), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30–August 4, 2006

[2] 6th Annual MOPTA Conference, Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, Waterloo, Canada,
July 24–27, 2006 (invited)

[1] CORS/Optimization Days 2006 Joint Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 8–10, 2006