OPT 2011: 4th International Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning

Schedule: 16th December, 2011.

Time Speaker Title Slides Video
7:30-7:40 Organizers Opening remarks
7:40-8:00 Alekh Agarwal Stochastic optimization with non-i.i.d. noise [Slides] TBA
8:00-8:20 Matus Telgarsky Steepest Descent Analysis for Unregularized Linear Prediction with Strictly Convex Penalties [Slides] TBA
9:00-9:30 Coffee Break (Posters)
9:30-10:30 Stephen Boyd Invited Talk: Distributed Optimization via the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers [Slides] TBA
10:30-16:00 Break (POSTERS)
16:00-17:00 Ben Recht Invited Talk: Lock-Free Approaches to Parallelizing Stochastic Gradient Descent [Slides] TBA
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break (Posters)
17:30-17:50 Ohad Shamir Making Gradient Descent Optimal for Strongly Convex Stochastic Optimization [Slides]
17:50-18:10 Katya Scheinberg Fast First-Order Methods for Composite Convex Optimization with Large Steps [Slides]
18:10-18:30 Julien Mairal Path Coding Penalties for Directed Acyclic Graphs [Slides]
18:30-20:00 Posters Continue