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Lake Tahoe in Winter


We welcome you to participate in the 5th NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, to be held at:
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA, Dec 8th, 2012

Time Speaker Title Links
07:30-07:40 Organizers Opening remarks
07:40-08:40 Pablo Parrilo Invited Talk: Semidefinite Optimization and Convex Algebraic Geometry [Slides] [Video]
08:40-09:00 Spotlights
09:00-09:30 Coffee Break + POSTERS
09:30-09:50 E.-H. Yen On Convergence Rate of Concave-Convex Procedure [Slides] [Paper]
09:50-10:00 Spotlights
10:00-10:20 S. Shalev-Shwartz Stochastic Dual Coordinate Ascent Methods for Regularized Loss Minimization [Slides] [Paper]
10:20-10:30 Spotlights
10:30-15:30 Break (POSTERS)
15:30-16:30 Francis Bach Invited Talk: Sharp analysis of low-rank kernel matrix approximations [Slides] [Video]
16:30-17:00 Spotlights
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break + POSTERS
17:30-17:35 Spotlights
17:35-17:55 P. Netrapalli Provable Matrix Completion using Alternating Minimization [Slides] [Paper]
17:55-18:15 S. Villa Convergence rates of nested accelerated inexact proximal methods [Slides] [Paper]
18:15-18:35 O. Shamir On the Complexity of Bandit and Derivative-Free Stochastic Convex Optimization [Slides] [Paper]
18:35-20:00 Posters Continue