RECENT INVITED LECTURES


2003

  • Convex Duality in Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization

    Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization July 4 - 5, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Convex programming and Variational Inequalites: Theory and Algorithms

    Minerva School on Modern Optimization and its Applications in Engineering II
    September 22 - 26, 2003, Thurnau, Germany.


  • 2004

  • Duality and Lagrangian Methods for Variational Inequalities

    Research Workshop on Variational Limits, June 15 - 18, 2004 The Weizmann Institute of Science


  • A Tutorial in Nonlinear Programming

    First Mathematical Programming Society
    International Conference on Continuous Optimization ICCOPT I July 31-August 4, 2004 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 12180, USA


  • 2005

  • Simple Gradient Based Methods for Convex Optimization

    VII French-Latin American Congress on Applied Mathematics, January 11 - 18, 2005, CMM Santiago, Chile


  • Clustering and Optimization: A Guided Detour in Some Clustering Algorithms

    Workshop on Algorithmic Techniques for Data Mining, May 30, 2005, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel


  • 2006

  • The Regularized Total Least Squares Problem via Convex Optimization

    The International Conference on Nonlinear Programming with Applications (NPA2006)
    29 May - 1 June, 2006, Fudan University, Shanghai, China


  • A Unified Continuous Optimization Approach to Center Based Clustering Algorithms

    Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, June 30 - July 1, 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland


  • 2007

  • A Unified Continuous Optimization Framework for Clustering Algorithms

    Optimisation, jeux et dynamique de la decision avec cout au changement: modelisation et algorithmes
    June 25-26, 2007, University of Avignon, France


  • A Convex Optimization Approach for a Class of Nonconvex Quadratic Estimation Problems

    International School of Mathematics ``G. Stampacchia''
    46th Workshop, New Problems and Innovative Methods in Nonlinear Optimization
    July 31 -- August 9, 2007, Erice, Italy


  • 2008

  • A Fast Iterative Shrinkage Algorithm for Convex Regularized Linear Inverse Problems

    The Second International Conference on Nonlinear Programming with Applications (NPA2008)
    7 April - 10 April, 2008, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Beijing, China


  • A Chebychev Center Approach for Bounded Error Estimation Problems

    Conference Dynamiques et Optimisation
    June 9--11, 2008, Universite Paris 6, France


  • A Chebychev Center Approach for Bounded Error Estimation Problems

    Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization
    18 June - 24 June, 2008, The Technion, Haifa, Israel


  • 2009

  • Fast Gradient-Based Schemes for Total Variation Minimization

    Approximation and Optimization in Modern Image Restoration and Reconstruction
    8 June - 12 June, 2009, Ile de Porquerolles, France


  • Nonconvex Quadratic Optimization: A Guided Detour

    Conference on Variational Analysis and Optimization
    9 September - 12 September, 2009, Montpellier, France


  • A Moving Balls Approximation Method for Smooth Constrained Minimization

    Interdisciplinary Workshop on Fixed-Point Algorithms for Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
    1 November - 6 November, 2009, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Canada


  • 2010

  • An Elementary Algorithm for Smooth Constrained Minimization

    Optimization Theory and Related Topics, 11-14 January, 2010 Technion and University of Haifa, Israel


  • First Order Algorithms for Convex Minimization

    Modern Trends in Optimization and Its Application, Optimization Tutorials, September 14-17, 2010, IPAM, UCLA, Los Angeles


  • A Moving Balls Approximation Method for Smooth Constrained Minimization

    Workshop on Numerical Methods for Continuous Optimization, October 11-15, 2010, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, Los Angeles


  • 2011

  • First Order Algorithms for Well-Structured Optimization Problems

    SJOM--Sino-Japan Optimization Meeting, September 26-29, 2011, Beijing, China


  • First Order Algorithms: Theory and Applications

    Optimization Methods Applied to Operations Research and Engineering, November 20-23, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Israel


  • 2012

  • Smoothing and First Order Methods: A Unified Framework

    SIAM Imaging Sciences Conference, May 19-22, 2012 Philadelphia, USA


  • Nonsmooth Convex Minimization: To Smooth or not to Smooth?

    ISMP 2012 -- International Mathematical Programming Symposuim, August 19--24, 2012 - Berlin, Germany


  • Conditional Gradient Algorithms for Rank-One Matrix Approximations with a Sparsity Constraint

    Advances in Mathematical Image Processing, September 46, 2012 - Gottingen, Germany


  • Elementary Algorithms for Well Structured Optimization Problems

    International Conference on Imaging Science 2012, December 12-14 2012- Hong Kong


  • 2013

  • Conditional gradient algorithms for the sparsity constrained rank-one matrix approximation problem

    Optimization and Statistical Learning Workshop, January 6--11 2013, Les Houches, France


  • The Power of Convex Optimization Methods

    First International Symposium on Nanoscale Photonic Imaging, April 4--5 2013, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany


  • Nonconvex matrix optimization over convex and sparsity constraints

    EUROP 2013, 11th Workshop in Advances in Continuous Optimization, June 26--28, 2013, Firenze, Italy.


  • A first order algorithm for a class of nonconvex nonsmoothm minimization

    ICCOPT 2013, International Conference on Continuous Optimization, July 17--August 1st, 2013, Lisbone, Portugal.


  • Proximal alternating linearized minimization for nonconvex problems

    First Workshop on Optimization for Image and Signal Processing, November 18--20, 2013, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris,France.

    2014

  • Primal-Dual Methods Revisited: New Schemes and Applications

    SIAM Conference on Imaging Science 2014, May, 12-14 2014- Hong Kong


  • Proximal methods for nonconvex semi-algebraic problems

    Second Joint International Meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union and the American Mathematical Society June 16-19, 2014


  • 2015

  • Smoothing Methods in Nonsmooth Optimization: A Guided Detour

    TSIMF -- New Trends in Optimization for Imaging, January 19 -23, 2015, Sanya, China


  • Algorithms for High Dimensional Problems

    SSVM 2015 -- Fifth International Conference on Scale Space and Variational Methods in Computer Vision, May 31 -June 4, 2015, Bordeaux, France


  • A Dual Method for Minimizing a Nonsmooth Objective over One Smooth Inequality Constraint

    ISMP 2015, 12--17 July 2015, Pittsburg, USA


  • Simple Algorithms for Difficult Optimization Problems Illustrated

    Workshop on Optimization in machine learning, vision and image processing Universite Paul Sabatier, October 6 - 7, 2015, Toulouse, France


  • 2016

  • A New Look at the Performance Analysis of First Order Methods

    Optimization without Borders, February 7--12 2016, Les Houches, France


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    Updated -- February 2016