# Future Talks

Emerging opportunities for statistics and data sciences: data and information integration Recent works and perspectives from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), Summer 2024 (invited)

Workshop on Nonsmooth Optimization and Applications (NOPTA 2024), in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Boris Mordukhovich, University of Antwerp, Belgium, April 8-13, 2024 (plenary talk)

MLSS 2024 The Machine Learning Summer School, Okinawa, Japan, March 4-15, 2024 (invited talk - had to decline due to a conflict with another event)

NeurIPS 2023 Workshop on Federated Learning in the Age of Foundation Models (subject to the workshop being accepted), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, December 15-16, 2023 (plenary talk)

# 2023 Talks

[232] ICML 2023, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA, July 23-29, 2023

[231] Federated and Collaborative Learning Workshop, Simons Institute, Berkeley, USA, July 19-20, 2023 (invited by John Duchi, Nika Haghtalab, Peter Kairouz, Virginia Smith, Nati Srebro, and Kunal Talwar)

[230] Eastern European Machine Learning Summer School (EEML 2023), Košice, Slovakia, July 9-16, 2023 (lecturer) [slides]

[229] Mathematics in Armenia: Advances and Perspectives (80th anniversary of the foundation of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences), Yerevan, Armenia, July 2-8, 2023 (plenary)

[228] Research Seminar, Institute for Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, May 26, 2023

[227] Research Seminar, Apple Federated Learning Team, Virtual Seminar Series, May 23, 2023 (invited by Vojta Jína) [slides]

[226] Research Seminar, Institute for Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, May 19, 2023

[225] Research Seminar, Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT), Bratislava, Slovakia, May 15, 2023

[224] ICLR 2023, Kigali, Rwanda, May 1-5, 2023

[223] DistributedML Seminar, Virtual, Qualcomm AI Research, April 23, 2023 @ 9am PT

[222] CMOR Special Lecture, Rice University, Houston, USA, January 20, 2023 (invited by Shiqian Ma) [slides]

# 2022 Talks

[221] Optimization in the Big Data Era, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, December 5-9, 2022 (invited)

[220] Introduction to Optimization 2/2, Aramco, November 17-20, 2022 (24 hours)

[219] KAUST Workshop on Scientific Computing and Machine Learning, KAUST, November 14, 2022 [slides] (invited by Jinacho Xu)

[218] Google's 2022 Workshop on Federated Learning and Analytics, November 9-10, 2022 (invited by Peter Kairouz)

[217] Introduction to Optimization 1/2, Aramco, November 3-6, 2022 (24 hours)

[216] MBZUAI Workshop on Collaborative Learning: From Theory to Practice, Abu Dhabi, October 8-10, 2022 (invited by Michael Jordan)

[215] One World Seminar Series on the Mathematics of Machine Learning, Virtual Seminar Series, October 5, 2022 (invited)

[214] Mathematics and Applications Colloquium, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, September 13, 2022 (invited)

[213] CS Department Seminar, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, September 2, 2022 (invited)

[212] CrossFL: Cross-Community Federated Learning: Algorithms, Systems and Co-designs, A workshop associated with the MLSys conference, Santa Clara, USA, September 1, 2022 (keynote)

[211] ICML 2022 (Talk 2), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 17-23, 2022

[210] ICML 2022 (Talk 1), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 17-23, 2022

[209] Better AI Meetup, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 22, 2022 (invited)

[208] PhD Course "Introduction to Stochastic Gradient Descent" (22.5 hrs), Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 20-24, 2022

[207] Mathematics of Complex Data, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-16, 2022 (invited)

[206] PhD Course "Introduction to Stochastic Gradient Descent" (18 hrs), Vienna Graduate School for Computational Optimization (VGSCO), Vienna, Austria, May 30-June 3, 2022 (invited)

[205] Stochastic Numerics and Statistical Learning: Theory and Applications Workshop, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, May 15-28, 2022 (invited)

[204] Federated Learning One World Seminar (FLOW), Virtual Seminar Series, May 4, 2022

[203] Department of Mathematics Colloquium, Penn State University, USA, April 27, 2022 (invited)

[202] Seminar Series in Cognitive Computing at Baidu Research, Virtual Seminar Series, April 26, 2022 @ 10pm PT = April 27, 2022 @ 7am CET; Previous speakers: Larry Carin, Pascal Fua, Yann LeCun (Q&A), Sergey Levine, Max Welling, Eric Xing (invited)

[201] Lagrange Workshop on Federated Learning, Lagrange Mathematics and Computing Research Center, virtual meeting, April 25, 2022 (invited) talks by: Peter Richtarik, Aymeric Dieuleveut, Mehryar Mohri, Eduard Gorbunov, Martin Jaggi, Peter Kairouz

[200] Apple's Workshop on Privacy Preserving Machine Learning, April 5-6, 2022 (invited)

[199] AMCS/STAT Graduate Seminar, KAUST, March 31, 2022 (invited)

[198] Computer Science Graduate Seminar, KAUST, March 21, 2022 (invited)

[197] Dagstuhl Seminar, Talk 3, Theory of Randomized Optimization Heuristics, Germany, February 20-25, 2022

[196] Dagstuhl Seminar, Talk 2, Theory of Randomized Optimization Heuristics, Germany, February 20-25, 2022

[195] Dagstuhl Seminar, Talk 1, Theory of Randomized Optimization Heuristics, Germany, February 20-25, 2022 (invited)

[194] Federated Learning One World Seminar, Virtual Seminar Series, February 9, 2022

[193] Machine Learning NeEDS Mathematical Optimization, Virtual Seminar Series, February 7, 2022 (invited)

# 2021 Talks

[192] NeurIPS 2021 Workshop: "New Frontiers in Federated Learning: Privacy, Fairness, Robustness, Personalization and Data Ownership", virtual, December 13, 2021 (plenary)

[191] NeurIPS 2021 Oral Talk on the EF21 paper, virtual, December 7, 2021 (oral talk; less than 1% acceptance rate)

[190] KAUST-GSAI Joint Workshop on Advances in AI, virtual, November 25, 2021 (invited)

[189] Data Science Seminar, University of Tartu, Estonia, November 18, 2021 (invited) [video]

[188] SMAP Colloquium, University of Portsmouth, November 10, 2021 (invited)

[187] Google Federated Learning and Analytics Workshop, November 8-10, 2021 (invited)

[186] Computer Science Graduate Seminar, KAUST, November 1, 2021 (invited)

[185] Research Seminar, Kempelen Institute for Intelligent Technologies, Slovakia, October 25, 2021

[184] Machine Learning Research Seminar, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Slovakia, October 22, 2021

[183] Federated Learning One World Seminar, virtual, July 28, 2021

[182] International Workshop on Federated Learning for User Privacy and Data Confidentiality in Conjunction with ICML 2021 (FL-ICML'21), virtual, July 24, 2021 (co-organizer and speaker)

[181] SIAM Conference on Optimization, virtual, July 20-23, 2021 (invited)

[180] Optimization Without Borders (celebration of the 65th Birthday of Yurii Nesterov), Sirius University, Sochi, Russia, July 12-16, 2021 (invited)

[179] Talk 2, KAUST Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, April 29, 2021

[178] Talk 1, KAUST Conference on Artificial Intelligence, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2021

[177] "Optimization for Machine Learning", 3rd Mathematics of Operational Research conference, Aston University, Birmingham (UK), April 22-23, 2021

[176] AMCS/STAT Graduate Seminar, KAUST, April 22, 2021 (invited)

[175] Federated Learning One World Seminar, virtual, April 14, 2021

[174] All Russian Seminar on Optimization, virtual, April 7, 2021 (invited)

[173] Research Seminar, MBZUAI, Abu Dhabi, Febraury 16, 2021 (invited)

# 2020 Talks

[172] Apple's Workshop on Privacy Preserving Machine Learning, August 25-26, 2020 (invited)

[171] Talk "Fast Linear Convergence of Randomized BFGS" @ ICML 2020 Workshop: "Beyond First Order Methods in ML Systems", Vienna, Austria, July 2020 (plenary). [slides]

[170] Talk "On Second Order Methods and Randomness" @ Mathematics of Data Science, Virtual Conference, June 11-12, 2020 (plenary speaker)

[169]
Talk "On Second Order Methods and Randomness" @
Montréal Machine Learning and Optimization (MTL MLOpt) Seminar, via Google Meet, May 8, 2020 (invited)

[168]
Talk "On Second Order Methods and Randomness" @ One World Optimization Seminar, April 27, 2020 (invited)

[167] 2 Research Talks at ESET, Bratislava, Slovakia, January 7, 2020 (invited)

# 2019 Talks

[166] NeurIPS 2019, Vancouver, Canada, December 9-13, 2019

[165] KAUST-Tsinghua-Industry workshop on AI, KAUST, December 23-26, 2019 (invited)

[164] "Distributed and Federated Learning", Huawei, Nizhny Novgorod, October 2, 2019 (invited)

[163] School-Conference “Approximation and Data Analysis”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, September 30-October 4, 2019 (invited). I have given three talks on the topic of stochastic gradient descent (invited)

[162]
"A Guided Walk Through the ZOO of Stochastic Gradient
Descent Methods", a short course (5 hours), Moscow Institute
of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia, September
28, 2019

[161] Workshop on Optimization, Statistics and Numerical Methods, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Russia, September 27, 2019 (workshop organized around my visit to MIPT; speakers: myself, V. Spokoiny, E. Tyrtyshnikov, A. Nazin, P. Dvurechensky, A. Tremba)

[160] 50 Years of Mathematics in Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, September 25-27, 2019 (invited)

[159]
DIMACS Workshop on Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra,
Statistics, and Optimization, Rutgers University, USA, September 16-18, 2019 (invited)

[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)

[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)

[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]

[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)

[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)

[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]

[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]

# 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]

[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