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, Israel

  • A Tutorial in Nonlinear Programming
  • ICCOPT 2004 First International Conference on Continuous Optimization, 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 4–6, 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

  • First Order Methods for Well Structured Optimization Problems
  • SIAM Meeting, July 2016, Boston, USA

  • Performance of First Order Methods for Convex Minimization: A Novel Approach
  • ICONA 2016 - International Conference on Numerical Analysis, Approximation and Optimization August 5-7, 2016, Beijing, China

  • Beyond Lipschitz Gradient Continuity: A New Path for First Order Methods
  • ICCOP 2016 - International Conference on Continuous Optimization August 8-12, 2016, Tokyo, Japan

  • Continuous Optimization: Challenges and Applications
  • COCA 2016 - An international workshop celebrating Ronny Ben-Tal’s 70 birthday, September 5-8, 2016, The Technion, Haifa, Israel

  • First Order Methods Beyond Lipschitz Gradient Continuity and Applications
  • EUCCO 2016 -- European Conference on Computational Optimization September 12-14, 2016, Leuven, Belgium

    2017

  • First Order Optimization Methods
  • Foundation Mathematique Jacques Hadamard - PGMO Advanced Lecture Series, January 25-26, 2017, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay

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    Updated -- January 2017