PIMS - SFU Operations Research Seminar: Jong-Shi Pang

  • Date: 10/04/2018
  • Time: 15:30
Jong-Shi Pang, University of Southern Carlifornia

Simon Fraser University


Non-problems in Optimization for Statistics


The phrase "non-problems" in the title refers to a collection of adjectives that start with the prefix "non". These include "non-convex", "non-differentiable", "non-traditional", "non-trivial", and "non-stochastic gradient" (as a counter to a topical research theme), all in the context of optimization for statistics. Outside a stand-alone optimization problem, the phrase could include "non-cooperative" game theory as this is an area where there are significant research opportunities when combined with the other "non-subjects". I will present a variety of these non-problems and give a brief summary of my research on them.

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Location: SFU Surrey Campus, Room 3040




Prof. Jong-Shi Pang  lecuture is sponsored by PIMS. For more information on the Operations Research Seminars, please visit the main site here