Laboratory of Structural Methods of Data Analysis in Predictive
Modeling Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

International conference Optimization and Applications in Control and Data Science on the occasion of Boris Polyak 80'th birthday

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The conference focus is on the recent research in Modern Theory and Methods of Optimization and their implications in Control and Data Analysis. Modern Optimization is an impressive example of mathematical theory, which justifies the majority of computationally effcient algorithms for important classes of optimization problems. The intensive development of the optimization theory in Russia started over 50 years ago, and many of its important results are tightly related to Boris Polyak. The conference is held on the occasion of his 80th birthday and will focus on the two specific topics:

  • breakthrough optimization theory and methods;
  • techniques for solving complex optimization problems in different application areas. 

The conference covers the following scientific directions:

  • optimization algorithms (structured optimization, reduced complexity methods for large-scale problems, etc);
  • applications in Control Theory (control synthesis, stability analysis, ...)
  • complexity of statistical problems and computational methods for statistical estimation and learning (optimization methods for inverse problems, dimension reduction, ...)


We kindly ask to register for the conference via the short registration form.


The conference will take place at BEST WESTERN PLUS Vega Hotel & Convention Center, located near Moscow Metro station "Partizanskaya". The address is 71, 3V Izmailovskoe Ave., Moscow, and have travel guide there.


Organizing committee:

Local organizing committee:

  • Vladimir Spokoiny (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany, Chair)
  • Maxim Chuyashkin (Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia)
  • Elena Gryazina (Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
  • Pavel Shcherbakov (Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, Russia)


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Moscow, Russia, BEST WESTERN PLUS Vega Hotel & Convention Center

Wednesday, May 13

10:00 - 11:45 Registration
11:45 - 12:00 Opening
12:00 Session I
12:00 - 12:30

Stephen Boyd
Domain-Specific Languages for Convex Optimization

12:30 - 13:00

Anders Lindquist
Moment Problems and Optimization: Review and Recent Update of a Global-Analysis Approach to Problems in Systems and Control

13:00 - 13:30

Vadim Utkin
Filippov Method for Optimization with Non-Smooth Penalty Functions

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 Session II
15:00 - 15:30

Patrizio Colaneri
Stability and Optimization of Dual Switching Linear Positive Systems

15:30 - 16:00

Vladimir Kharitonov
Lyapunov Matrices for Time-Delay Systems

16:00 - 16:30

Andrey Polyakov
Robust Stabilization with Time Constraints: Implicit Lyapunov Function Approach

16:30 - 17:15 Coffee break
17:15 Session III
17:15 - 17:45

Anatoli Juditsky and Arkadii Nemirovsky
Adaptive Estimation by Convex Optimization

17:45 - 18:15

Bob Barmish and Shirzad Malekpour
When the Expected Value is not Expected

Thursday, May 14

10:00 Session IV
10:00 - 10:30

Roberto Tempo
Randomization and Gossiping in Social Networks

10:30 - 11:00

Alexander Kuleshov
Constructing the Low-Dimensional Data Representations in Data Analysis

11:00 - 11:30

Konstantin Vorontsov
Multicriteria Regularization for Probabilistic Topic Modeling of Large Text Collections

11:30 - 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 Session V
12:15 - 12:45

Fabrizio Dabbene
On Simple Approximations of Semialgebraic Sets and their Applications

12:45 - 13:15

Constantino Lagoa
Semidefinite Programming for Chance Constrained Optimization over Memialgebraic Sets

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch break
14:45 Session VI
14:45 - 15:15

Pavel Akimov and Alexander Matasov
Detection of Jumps by Means of l1-norm Approximation

15:15 - 15:45

Yurii Nesterov
Structural Optimization: New Perspectives for Increasing Efficiency of Numerical Schemes

15:45 - 17:00 Panel Discussion "Back to the future"
19:00 Conference dinner

Friday, May 15

10:00 Session VII
10:00 - 10:30

Shankar Bhattacharyya
Linear Systems: A Model Free Approach to Design

10:30 - 11:00

Alexander Ioffe
Variational Analysis View of Necessary Optimality Conditions

11:00 - 11:30

Roman Polyak
Nonlinear Equilibrium vs Linear Programming

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 Session VIII
12:00 - 12:30

Maxim Balashov
The Clarkson-Polyak Modulus of Convexity and its Applications

12:30 - 13:00

Roland Hildebrand
Geometric Aspects of Barriers for 3-Dimensional Cones

13:00 - 13:30

Boris Mordukhovich
Optimal Control of a Perturbed Sweeping Process

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break