After a busy day with plenty of talks, the participants enjoyed the conference dinner on a boat, cruising through the historic center of Berlin.
Congratulations to Xudong Li for winning the Best Paper Prize for Young Researchers in Continuous Optimization with his contribution "Exploiting second order sparsity in big data optimization". The three other finalists, Amal Alphonse, Yuxin Chen, and Damek Davis were also praised by the best paper Committee.
After a sensational opening ceremony, ICCOPT is underway! Plenary sessions brought to the forefront the latest developments in mathematical optimization. The Best Paper Session showcased four finalists who gave their talks. The result will be announced during today's Conference Dinner. The day ended with a lot of robust discussions during the poster session.
ICCOPT opened with a vibrant and active summer school with tutorials by P. Richtárik, J.-C. De los Reyes and T. Munson. The Welcome Reception is taking place right now in the Lichthof of TU Berlin -- you still have the chance to join!
On Friday, August 2 at 15:15, Prof. Ya-Xiang Yuan will give a Special Guest Lecture on "Efficient optimization algorithms for large scale data analysis" at WIAS Berlin. All ICCOPT guests who are already in Berlin are invited to join the lecture.Details
Here, announcements and updates regarding the ICCOPT 2019 will be posted during the conference.
Changes in the schedule for Thursday are listed here.
Semiplenary talk by Frauke Liers.
Semiplenary talk by Radu I. Bot.
Plenary talk by Tamara G. Kolda.
Changes in the schedule for Wednesday are listed here.
The best paper price is awarded to Xudong Li.
The best paper finalists are Amal Alphonse, Damek Davis, Yuxin Chen and Xudong Li (left to right).
Memorial session for Andrew R. Conn.
Plenary talk by Uday V. Shanbhag.
Changes in the schedule for Tuesday are listed here.
Semiplenary talk by Amr S. El-Bakry.
Semiplenary talk by Darinka Dentcheva.
Plenary talk by Amir Beck.
Plenary talk by Amir Beck.
Opening of the ICCOPT 2019 with a sand art performance.
Changes in the changes for Monday are listed here.
Today at 17:00, the ICCOPT 2019 has started with a Welcome Reception, featuring live guitar sounds, drinks and snacks.
Todd Munson finished his summer school lecture.
Juan Carlos De los Reyes receives his bear.
Summer School lecture from Juan Carlos De los Reyes
The first bear goes to P. Richtarik.
Summer School lecture from P. Richtarik
Changes in the conference schedule will be provided regularly as a pdf under the URL iccopt2019.berlin/schedule_updates. For this and further important links, also see the "important links" section in the side bar