I will discuss joint work with Lionel Levine and Wesley Pegden. The Abelian sand pile is a deterministic diffusion process on graphs originally designed to model self-organized criticality. On…

Variational analysis has come of age. Long an elegant theoretical toolkit for variational mathematics and nonsmooth optimization, it now increasingly underpins the study of algorithms, and a rich…

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
CAM Colloquium: Olivier Desjardins (Cornell) - Scalable, conservative, and converging methods for high performance computations of…

The study of first-order methods has largely dominated research in continuous optimization for the last decade, yet still the range of problems for which optimal first-order methods have been…

Friday, April 6 at 12:00pm
Frank H.T. Rhodes Hall, 253
Optimization of multidisciplinary systems is critical as slight performance improvements can provide significant benefits over the system's…