Thursday, February 1, 2018, Room 32-141

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Prof. Eytan Modiano
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Plenary Talk
On Gradient-Based Optimization: Accelerated, Stochastic and Nonconvex
Prof. Michael I. Jordan
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student Session on Machine Learning and Statistics
Learning Equivalence Classes of Causal Graphs under Soft Interventions
Karren D. Yang

Automated Indirect Inference of Social Contagion Processes
Amin Rahimian

Global Optimality Conditions for Deep Linear Neural Networks
Chulhee Yun

Robust Synthetic Control
Muhammad Jehangir Amjad

Comparing Structured and Unstructured Models
Dheeraj Mysore Nagaraj

Eliminating the Ill-Formed Derivations Generated by a Minimalist Grammar
Sagar Indurkhya
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch at LIDS Lounge
Location: Stata Dreyfoos Tower, 6th Floor Lounge
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Plenary Talk
Robust Ant Colony Algorithms: Density Estimation and House-Hunting
Prof. Nancy A. Lynch
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Student Session on Algorithms
Optimal Atomic Coordination in Smart Distribution Power Grids
Jordan Romvary

Multi-Objective Maximization of Monotone Submodular Functions with Cardinality Constraint
Rajan Udwani

Mechanism Design for Airport Landing Slot Exchange
Jackie Baek

ActiveDefender: An Active Learning Resource Allocation System to Detect Evasive Malware
Zara Perumal

Online Vehicle Routing — The Edge of Optimization in Large-Scale Applications
S├ębastien Martin
4:30 p.m. Reception
Location: Stata Dreyfoos Tower, 6th Floor Lounge

Friday, February 2, 2018, Room 32-141

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Student Session on Networks and Information Theory
Parameter Estimation with Unknown Transition Point
Jennifer Tang

Minimizing Delay through Replication in Distributed Service Systems
Martin Zubeldia

Online Learning Algorithms for Minimizing Queue Length Regret
Thomas Stahlbuhk

Interacting Random Walks
Julia Romanski

Learning in Stochastic Routing Games
Emily Ann Meigs

Contingent Linear Financial Networks
Bomin Jiang
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Plenary Talk
Linear Algebra and Learning from Data
Prof. Gilbert Strang
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Plenary Speakers
By invitation only
Location: LIDS Seminar Room (32-D677)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Plenary Talk
Forecasts, Uncertainty and Control in Autonomous Systems
Prof. Francesco Borrelli
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Student Session on Control
Continuous Tensor Train-Based Dynamic Programming for High-Dimensional Zero-Sum Differential Games
Ezra Tal

Developing Agile UAV Autonomy in a Virtual Reality Environment
Thomas Sayre-McCord

Adaptive Control Theory in the Presence of Hard Limits on Magnitude and Rate with Aerospace Applications
Joseph Emilio Gaudio

Resilient Monotone Submodular Maximization
Vasileios Tzoumas

Statistical Learning for DC Optimal Power Flow
Yee Sian
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Career Panel
From Ink to Inc.: Information and Decision Systems in Your Career
Dr. Hoda Eydgahi, Data Science Manager, Stitch Fix
Prof. Emilio Frazzoli, Co-Founder and CTO, nuTonomy
Dr. Daniel Grunberg, Chief Solver, Solver World
Dr. William Irving, Managing Director of Research, Fidelity Investments
Dr. Aradhana Narula-Tam, Associate Leader, Tactical Networks Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Moderator: Igor Kadota
6:30 p.m. Banquet
By invitation only
Location: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139