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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

OptML: Optimization and Machine Learning Event

09:00 - 18:00
18 October 2019
Cinema room in Building 42 (Students' Union), University of Southampton, Highfield Campus

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Event details

Optimization is a driving force behind the development of efficient tools for machine learning and data science. Considering the ever-growing number of challenges related to existing and new machine learning tools (e.g., deep learning, involved with highly nonconvex optimization problems) and complicated structures appearing in data sets, there is a need for optimization and machine learning experts to come together to address these issues, while anticipating on future ones. At the same time, to make sure that new solutions from the research community meet real-world demand, practitioners need to be involved in this effort. Hence, the OptML workshop aims to be a forum for optimization and machine learning experts (from both academia and industry) to discuss approaches to tackle optimization challenges in machine learning tasks and develop collaborations that will lead to new discoveries.

The event will feature invited talks from top machine learning and optimization experts, as well as practitioners from companies using and/or developing machine learning tools to solve real-world problems. A poster session dedicated to algorithms and applications of machine learning will also take place during the workshop.  


Here is the complete list of speakers:

Coralia Cartis, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Alexander CulleyINTL FCStone Inc., London, UK

Robert M. Gower, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France

Jonathon Hare, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Ivan Markovsky, ELEC Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Mohammad Mesgarpour, Data Science and Research, Microlise, Nottingham, UK

Laura Palagi, Department of Computer Science and Control, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Andrea Simonetto, Ireland Research Lab, IBM, Dublin, Ireland

Dave Woods, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

The programme can be seen here and the handbook with the speakers' details and information about the talks is available here.   


Organised by

Alain Zemkoho

Mahesan Niranjan

Houduo Qi


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