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We welcome you to participate in the 7th NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, to be held at:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dec 12th, 2014
Room 513e,f on Level 5

LOCATION: Room 513e,f on Level 5

Time Speaker Title Links
8:30-9:30Amir Beck On the Minimization over Sparse Symmetric Sets[abstract] [slides][video]
9:30-11:30POSTER SESSION (including coffee break 10:00 - 10:30)
11:30-12:30Jean Bernard LasserreThe moment-LP and moment-SOS approaches in polynomial optimization[abstract] [slides][video]
12:30-15:00lunch break (+ Vowpal Wabbit tutorial by John Langford, 1:30-2:45pm, same room but independent of OPT)[video]
15:00-15:20Ohad Shamir A Stochastic PCA Algorithm with an Exponential Convergence Rate[slides][video]
15:20-15:40Mark Schmidt, Ann Clifton and Anoop Sarkar Non-Uniform Stochastic Average Gradient Method for Training Conditional Random Fields[slides][video]
15:40-16:00Amir Ali Ahmadi, Dmitry Malioutov and Ronny Luss Robust minimum volume ellipsoids and higher-order polynomial level sets[slides][video]
16:00-17:00POSTER SESSION (and coffee break)
17:00-18:00Yoshua Bengio Optimization challenges for deep learning[abstract] [slides][video]