Schedule for: 18w5172 - Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory meets Data Science

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, April 22 and departing Friday April 27, 2018
Sunday, April 22
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
20:00 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, April 23
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Staff
A brief introduction to BIRS with important logistical information, technology instruction, and opportunity for participants to ask questions.
(TCPL 201)
09:00 - 10:00 Wolfgang Dahmen: Data and Models (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:15 Nick Dexter: Joint-Sparse Recovery for High-Dimensional Parametric PDEs (TCPL 201)
11:15 - 12:00 Simone Brugiapaglia: Sparse High-dimensional Approximation from Highly Noisy Data (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:30 Eldad Haber: Neural Networks Motivated by Partial Differential Equations (TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:00 - 15:45 Yifei Lou: Nonconvex Approaches in Data Science (TCPL 201)
15:45 - 16:30 Hoang Tran: Unified Null Space Conditions for Sparse Approximations via Nonconvex Minimizations (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, April 24
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Klaus Ritter: Integration and $L_2$-approximation of Functions of Infinitely Many Variables (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:15 CP Poon: On Dual Certificates for the Compressive Off-the-Grid Recovery Problem (TCPL 201)
11:15 - 12:00 Dejan Slepčev: Asymptotics of Objective Functionals in Semi-Supervised Learning (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:30 Michael Griebel: Manifold Learning by Sparse Grid Methods (TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:00 - 15:45 Dirk Nuyens: The Multivariate Decomposition Method (TCPL 201)
15:45 - 16:30 James Nichols: Greedy Approximation Selection with Data Assimilation (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, April 25
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb: Learning Regularisers for Imaging Inverse Problems: From Quotient Minimisation to Adversarial Neural Networks (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Simon Foucart: Semidefinite Programming in Approximation Theory: Two Examples (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 11:50 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, April 26
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Anders Hansen: On Computational Barriers in Optimisation and the Paradoxes of Deep Learning (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:15 Jose Perea: Topological Dimensionality Reduction (TCPL 201)
11:15 - 12:00 Giang Tran: Sparse Recovery Guarantees for Dependent Data (TCPL 201)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 14:30 Houman Owhadi: A Game Theoretic Approach to Numerical Approximation and Algorithm Design (TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:00 - 15:45 Ekaterina Rapinchuk (Merkurjev): Auction Dynamics: A Volume Constrained MBO Scheme (TCPL 201)
15:45 - 16:30 Armenak Petrosyan: Joint Sparse Recovery Through Manifold Optimization (TCPL 201)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, April 27
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Talks (tentative) (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 12:00 Talks (tentative) (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)