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Program

All talks will be conducted in Pfahl 140 at The Blackwell Inn.

May 19, 2016 (Thursday)

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Breakfast and Registration outside Pfahl 140 at The Blackwell Inn
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome by Prof. Ness Shroff
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Avrim Blum

"Reconstructing Preferences from Opaque Transactions"

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM

Peter Glynn

"Multi-level Monte Carlo Algorithms for Computing Gradients and Relative Value Functions"

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Rong Jin

"Large-scale Robust Online Matching and Its Application in E-commerce"

11:20 AM - 12:00 noon

Babak Hassibi

"Crowdsourcing for Clustering: Algorithms and Information-Theoretic Lower Bounds"

12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Hari Balakrishnan

"TCP Ex Machina: Computer-Synthesized Congestion Control"

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM

Mor Harchol-Balter

"Queueing with Redundant Requests: A More Realistic Model "

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Break

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

Jean Walrand

"Learning in Networks"

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

Demosthenis Teneketzis

"Dynamic Games with Asymmetric Information: Common Information Based Perfect Bayesian Equilibria and Sequential Decomposition"

  Invited speakers and registered faculty Students and Postdocs
5:00 PM

Bus to Columbus Museum of Art

Walk to 260 Dreese Lab
 
5:20 PM - 6:20 PM Wine and Cheese reception at the Broad street room

Discussion on Workshop and Open Problems

6:20 PM - 7:00 PM Guided tour of the museum Refreshments and dinner in Dreese Lab 260 and further discussions
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Dinner at Aubergine Private Dining Club

 

May 20, 2016 (Friday)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Sanjeev Arora

"Linear Algebraic Structure of Word Meanings"

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM

Robert Calderbank

"GraphConnect: A Framework for Regularizing Neural Networks"

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

R Srikant

"Clustering Using Pairwise Comparisons"

11:20 AM - 12:00 noon

Steven Low

"Online optimization of power networks"                                                                                                                                                  

12:00 noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Alfred Hero

"Foundational Principles for Large Scale Graph Mining"

2:10 PM - 2:20 PM Concluding Remarks