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We welcome you to participate in the 8th NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, to be held at: Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Dec 11th, 2015. Location: Room 510 a,c on Level 5

LOCATION: Room 510a,c on Level 5

Time Speaker Title
8:30am-9:30amJorge Nocedal An Evolving Gradient Resampling Method[abstract][slides]
9:30am-9:50amYossi Arjevani, Shai Shalev-Shwartz and Ohad Shamir On Lower and Upper Bounds in Smooth and Strongly Convex Optimization
9:50am-11:50amPOSTER SESSION (including coffee break 10:00am - 10:30am)
11:50am-12:10pmHoria Mania, Xinghao Pan, Dimitris Papailiopoulos, Benjamin Recht, Kannan Ramchandran and Michael I. Jordan Perturbed Iterate Analysis for Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization
12:10pm-12:30pmRuoyu Sun, Zhi-Quan Luo and Yinyu Ye On the Expected Convergence of Randomly Permuted ADMM
12:30pm-2:30pmLunch (+ Microsoft CNTK Tutorial by Dong Yu & Xuedong Huang, 1:15pm-2:15pm, same room but independent of OPT)
2:30pm-3:30pmGuanghui Lan Complexity of composite optimization[abstract] [slides]
3:30pm-5:30pmPOSTER SESSION (including coffee break 4:00pm - 4:30pm)
5:30pm-6:30pmElad Hazan Faster Convex Optimization: Simulated Annealing with an Efficient Universal Barrier[abstract] [slides]