Algebraic Geometry and Optimization

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Tentative list of speakers

Session 1 - Monday, May 16

9:30 - 9:55
Mohab Safey El Din, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
"Algebraic Certificates for Global Optimization and Generalized Critical Values"
Abstract
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10:00 - 10:25
Pablo Parrilo
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Convexity and SOS-Convexity"
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10:30 - 10:55
Gennadiy Averkov, University of Magdeburg
"Polynomial descriptions of special classes of semialgebraic sets"
Abstract
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11:00 - 11:25
Tim Netzer
, University of Leipzig
"Spectrahedra and determinantal representations"
Abstract
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Session 2 - Monday, May 16

2:15 - 2:40
Didier Henrion, LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse, France and Czech Tech. Univ. Prague, Czech Rep
"Inner approximations for polynomial matrix inequalities and robust stability regions"
Abstract
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2:45 - 3:10
Sabine Burgdorf, Universität Konstanz
"Trace-optimization of nc polynomials"
(joint work with K.Cafuta, I.Klep und J. Povh)
Abstract
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3:15 - 3:40
Monique Laurent, CWI, Amsterdam and Tilburg University
"Error bounds for sums of squares relaxations
of some polynomial optimization problems"
Abstract
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3:45 - 4:10
Victoria Powers, Emory University
"Polya's Theorem and Optimization"
Abstract
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Session 3 - Tuesday, May 17

10:15 . 10:40
Cordian Riener, Universität Konstanz
"Symmetric Polynomials and Positivity"
Abstract

 

10:45 - 11:10
Joao Gouveia, University of Washington
"Approximating convex hulls of planar quartics"
Abstract
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11:15 - 11:40
Jean Bernard Lasserre
, LAAS-CNRS
"A new look at nonnegativity and polynomial optimization"
Abstract
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11:45 - 12:10
Bernd Sturmfels
, University of California, Berkeley
"The Central Curve in Linear Programming"
Abstract
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Session 4 - Tuesday, May 17

2:45 - 3:10
Dmitrii Pasechnik
, Nanyang Technological University
"Inverse moment problem for n-dimensional polytopes"
(joint work with N. Gravin, J. Lasserre, and S. Robins)
Abstract
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3:15 - 3:40
Greg Blekherman
, University of California, San Diego:
"On Hilbert's Theorem abaut nonnegative polynomials in two variables"
Abstract
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3:45 - 4:10
Bernard Mourrain
, INRIA
"Moment matrices and the tensor decomposition problem"
Abstract

 

4:15 - 4:40
Thorsten Theobald
, J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
"Using sums of squares and semidefinite programming to approximate amoebas"
Abstract