FoCM 2017

Workshop on Continuous Optimization

Barcelona, July 17th-19th, 2017

This workshop is part of the triennial FoCM conference series, organized by the Society for Foundations of Computational Mathematics. The next edition will be held in Barcelona, July 10th-19th, 2017.

The workshop brings together leading experts in diverse aspects of optimization, ranging from foundational research on tractability of optimization algorithms to applications such as machine learning; from generic, state-of-the-art algorithm development to structure-exploiting methods for improved efficiency.


  • Javier Peña, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Coralia Cartis, University of Oxford, UK
  • Etienne de Klerk, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Speakers

  • Amir Ali Ahmadi, Princeton University, USA
  • Alexandre d'Aspremont, École Normale Supérieure, France
  • Nicolas Boumal, Princeton University, USA
  • Sergei Chubanov, Siegen University, Germany
  • Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, University of Washington, USA
  • François Glineur, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Raphael Hauser, University of Oxford, UK
  • Fatma Kilinç-Karzan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA [semi-plenary]
  • Jean Lasserre, LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Anthony Man-Cho So, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China/li>

  • Ruth Misener, Imperial College, London, UK/li>

  • Yurii Nesterov, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium [semi-plenary]
  • James Renegar, Cornell University, USA
  • Katya Scheinberg, Lehigh University, USA
  • Aaron Sidford, Stanford University, USA
  • Renata Sotirov, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Frank Vallentin, University of Köln, Germany
  • Juan C. Vera, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Luis N. Vicente, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Andreas Wächter, Northwestern University, USA
  • Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Poster presentations

  • Pavel Dvurechensky, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Germany
  • Antoine Gautier, Saarland University, Germany
  • Georgina Hall, Princeton University, USA
  • Tian Sang, RMIT University, Australia
  • Information

    Schedule and talk abstracts:Click here

    Related plenary talk: Monique Laurent

    Related workshops of FoCM'17:

    Computational Algebraic Geometry

    Numerical Linear Algebra

    Computational Harmonic Analysis and Compressive Sensing

    Previous workshops: FoCM'14, FoCM'11, etc.

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    Updated: July 10, 2017.