Each day is organized around two sessions, resp. from 9:00am to 11:45am and from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. Lunch is at 12:30am sharp.
The afternoon (from 2pm to 5pm) is free for scientific discussions, possibly on skis. Note that there is no morning session on Wednesday.

(Tentative) Program

========= Monday =========

Session 1

  • 08:50–09:00 Welcome
  • 09:00–09:45 J. Bolte, A semi-algebraic look at first-order methods. pdf
  • 09:45-10:30 M. Teboulle, A New Look at the Performance Analysis of First Order Methods. pdf
  • 10:30–11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:45 Y. Nesterov, Structural Optimization: increasing efficiency of numerical schemes. pdf
Session 2
  • 17:00–17:45 B. Polyak, Quadratic transformations: feasibility and convexity. pdf
  • 17:45–18:30 M. Overton. On Nesterov's Nonsmooth Chebyshev-Rosenbrock Functions. pdf

========= Tuesday =========

Session 1

  • 09:00–09:45 E. Moulines, Sampling from log-concave non-smooth densities, when Moreau meets Langevin. pdf
  • 09:45-10:30 L. Xiao, Randomized Primal-Dual Coordinate Method for Empirical Risk Minimization. pdf
  • 10:30–11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:45 D. Goldfarb, Stochastic Newton and quasi-Newton Methods for Large-Scale Convex and Non-Convex Optimization.
  • pdf
Session 2
  • 17:00–17:45 P. Combettes, Asynchronous block-iterative proximal processing of large data sets. pdf
  • 17:45–18:30 G. Peyre, Numerical Optimal Transport and Applications. pdf

========= Wednesday =========

  • 17:10–17:50 G. Lan, Some new complexity results for composite optimization. pdf
  • 17:50–18:30 Z. Harchaoui, On the versatility of the Nesterov acceleration scheme. pdf

========= Thursday =========

Session 1

  • 09:00–09:45 F. Bach, Submodular Functions: from Discrete to Continous Domains. pdf
  • 09:45-10:30 J. Duchi, Asynchronous stochastic gradient methods: the noise is in the noise. pdf
  • 10:30–11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:45 S. Shalev-Shwartz, Stochastic Optimization for Machine Learning. pdf
Session 2
  • 17:00–17:45 R. Hildebrand, Periodic discrete dynamical systems and copositive matrices with circulant zero patterns. pdf
  • 17:45–18:30 S. Pokutta, The expressive power of linear and semidefinite programs. pdf

========= Friday =========

Session 1

  • 09:00–09:45 N. Srebro, Acceleration in Distributed Stochastic Optimization. pdf
  • 09:45-10:30 S. Bubeck, Revisiting Nesterov's Acceleration. paper
  • 10:30–11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:45 B. Mordukhovich, Finite-difference approximations and optimal control of the sweeping process. pdf