Accepted Papers

Morning Poster Spotlight (papers #1 to #8) [Slides] [Video]
Afternoon Poster Spotlight (papers #9 to #16) [Slides] [Video]

 No. Authors    Title
 1Andrew A. Bian (ETHZ), Baharan Mirzasoleiman (ETHZ), Joachim M. Buhmann (ETHZ), Andreas Krause (ETHZ)Guaranteed Non-convex Optimization: Submodular Maximization over Continuous Domains [Paper, Supplement]
2Leonard Berrada (Oxford), Andrew Zisserman (Oxford), M. Pawan Kumar (Oxford)Trusting SVM for CNN Optimization [Paper]
3Yair Carmon (Stanford), John Duchi (Stanford)
Gradient descent efficiently finds the cubic-regularized non-convex Newton step [Paper]
4Christos Tzamos (MIT), Manolis Zampetakis (MIT), Constantinos Daskalakis (MIT)Ten Steps of EM Suffice for Mixtures of Two Gaussians [Paper]
5Bo Xie (Georgia Tech.), Yingyu Liang (Princeton), Le Song (Georgia Tech.)Diversity Leads to Generalization in Neural Networks [Paper, Supplement]
6{Dohyung Park, Anastasios Kyrillidis, Constantine Caramanis, Sujay Sanghavi} (University of Texas, Austin) Non-square matrix sensing without spurious local minima via the Burer-Monteiro approach [Paper]
Caglar Gulcehre (University of Montreal), Marcin Moczulski (Oxford), Francesco Visin (Politecnico di Milano), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal)
Mollifying Networks [Paper]
Tengyu Ma (Princeton), Rong Ge (Duke)  
Understanding the Landscape of Over-complete Tensors Decomposition [Paper]
Dmitry Babichev (INRIA), Francis Bach (INRIA) Slice inverse regression with score functions [Paper]
10 Martin Arjovsky (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU) Saddle-free Hessian-free Optimization [Paper]
11 Seyedehsara Nayer (Iowa State University), Namrata Vaswani (Iowa State University), Yonina Eldar (Technion)Non-convex Phase Retrieval of Low-Rank Matrix Columns [Paper]
12 Jean Lafond (CNRS LTCI), Hoi-To Wai (Arizona State University), Eric Moulines (Ecole Polytechnique)Non-convex Optimization with Frank-Wolfe Algorithm and Its Variants [Paper, Supplement]
13 Pawel Gora (University of Warsaw), Karol Kurach (University of Warsaw)Approximating Traffic Simulation using Neural Networks and its Application in Traffic Optimization [Paper, Supplement]
14 Zheng Xu (University of Maryland, College Park), Soham De (University of Maryland, College Park), Mário A. T. Figueiredo (Universidade de Lisboa), Christoph Studer (Cornell), Tom Goldstein University of Maryland, College Park) An Empirical Study of ADMM for Nonconvex Problems [Paper]
15 Huishuai Zhang (Syracuse University), Yingbin Liang (Syracuse University), Yuejie Chi (Ohio State University)  Incremental Reshaped Wirtinger Flow and Its Connection to Kaczmarz Method [Paper]
16 Vivek Ramamurthy (Sentient), Nigel Duffy (Sentient)L-SR1: A Novel Second Order Optimization Method for Deep Learning [Paper, Supplement]