Summer School


The Summer School will be held on May 20 and 21, 2019 (the two days preceding the IPCO conference).

We anticipate being able to partially fund up to 10 Ph.D. students for the summer school.
In order to apply please email the following material to ipco-2019@umich.edu.
(i) a current CV and
(ii) a recommendation letter from the student's faculty advisor.

Speakers


Nikhil Bansal


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Nikhil Bansal is a researcher at CWI, Amsterdam and a professor in the department of mathematics and computer science at Eindhoven University of Technology. He did his Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Mumbai (1999) and obtained his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. He worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center until 2011, where he also managed the Algorithms group. He is broadly interested in theoretical computer science with focus on the design and analysis of algorithms, and in related areas such as discrete mathematics, machine learning and queueing theory. He has received several best paper awards for his work including one at the FOCS 2011 conference. He is a recipient of NWO VIDI, TOP and VICI grants, and an ERC consolidator grant, and is currently an associate editor for Journal of the ACM and Mathematics of Operations Research.

Title: Discrepancy and Combinatorial Optimization


Samuel Burer


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Sam Burer is George Daly Professor and Graduate Business Analytics Director in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his professional interests include optimization, operations research, management sciences, and analytics. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, and he serves on the editorial boards of Management Science, Operations Research, and SIAM Journal on Optimization. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the INFORMS Computing Society and as a Council Member of the Mathematical Optimization Society.

Title: An Introduction to Semidefinite Programming for Combinatorial Optimization


João Gouveia


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João Gouveia obtained his PhD from University of Washington in 2011, and has since been in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Coimbra, where he is currently an associate professor. His main interests lie at the intersection of optimization, algebraic geometry and convex geometry, but he is also usually involved in several applied industrial projects.

Title: Sums of Squares in Polynomial Optimization