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MASTODONS Display-Gargantua
Stochastic and Distributed Optimization
July 11th 2014, Nice, France


The workshop will be held in Hotel Le Saint Paul (ex. La Maison du Séminaire), located in Nice, France.


There is no registration fee, but registration is mandatory. Please be aware that places are limited. If you wish to attend the workshop, please contact the organizers before June 26th, 2014.

Preliminary program

09.00 - 09:10.Introduction by A. Ferrari and Z. Harchaoui
09.10 - 09:50.Hydra: Distributed Coordinate Descent for Big Data Optimization
 Martin Takac, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. Abstract
09.50 - 10:30.Simple methods for large-scale learning problems via Fenchel-type representations
 Anatoli Juditsky, LJK and Univ. Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, F. Abstract
10.30 - 11:00.Coffee break.
11.00 - 11:40.Early Stopping Regularization
 Lorenzo Rosasco, MIT, USA and IIT, IT. Abstract
11.40 - 12:00.A smoothing approach for composite conditional gradient with non smooth loss
 Student slot. Federico Pierucci, INRIA, Grenoble, F. Abstract
12.00 - 14:00.Lunch.
14.00 - 14:40.Efficient Monte Carlo methods for sampling-based stochastic optimization
 Gersende Fort, CNRS and LTCI, Paris, F. Abstract
14.40 - 15:20.Diffusion adaptation over multitask networks
 Cédric Richard, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, F. Abstract
15.20 - 15:50.Coffee break.
15.50 - 16:30.A community detection algorithm based on opinion dynamics
 Jeremie Jakubowicz, Télécom SudParis - Institut Mines-Télécom, Evry, F. Abstract
16.30 - 17:10.Communication-Efficient Distributed Dual Coordinate Ascent.
 Martin Jaggi, Data Analytics Lab, ETH Zürich, CH. Abstract
17.10 - 17:20.Conclusion by A. Ferrari and Z. Harchaoui.

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