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Semidefinite Programming and Applications October 07, 2002 - October 11, 2002
Registration Deadline: October 11, 2002 about 12 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: July 07, 2002 over 12 years ago
Organizers Dimitris Bertsimas, Stephen Boyd, Laurent El Ghaoui (chair), and Bernd Sturmfels

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Semidefinite programming refers to the problem of minimizing a linear objective subject to semidefiniteness constraints involving symmetric matrices that are affine in the decision variables. Such a model of computation has enjoyed tremendous interest recently, due to its ubiquity in many areas of science and engineering. This workshop will cover theory and algorithms of SDP and several application areas, including but not limited to:

  • algebraic geometry,
  • combinatorial optimization,
  • control theory,
  • machine learning and statistics, and
  • finance and networks.

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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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