4th SDP days

4th SDP days
March 21, 22, 2013
CWI Amsterdam

Room 120 at CWI Amsterdam, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam.

Invited speakers

Per Austrin (KTH, Stockholm)
   Better balance by being biased: Approximation algorithms for max bisection

Christine Bachoc (Bordeaux)
      Independence numbers, semidefinite programming, and the homology of simplicial complexes

Francois Glineur (Louvain-la-Neuve)
   Second-order cone representations of positive semidefinite cones

Joao Gouveia (Coimbra)
      Polytopes with minimal SDP-lifts

Konstantin Makarychev (Microsoft)
      SDP-based Approximation Algorithms for Semirandom Problems

Markus Schweighofer (Konstanz University)
      Polynomial optimization via semidefinite programming and the truncated GNS construction

Renata Sotirov (Tilburg)
   On bounding the bandwidth of graphs with symmetry

Juan Vera (Tilburg)
     Exploiting symmetry to solve copositive programs

Stephanie Wehner (NUS, Singapore)
     Convergence of SDP hierarchies for polynomial optimization on the hypersphere

Young researchers

Evan DeCorte (TU Delft) 
     Eigenvalue upper bounds for measures of independent sets

Luuk Gijben (Groningen)
     Scaling relationship between the copositive cone and Parrilo's first level approximation

David de Laat (TU Delft) 
     A semidefinite programming hierarchy for geometric packing problems

Teresa Piovesan (CWI Amsterdam)
     Reformulating quantum graph parameters as conic optimization problems

Zhao Sun (Tilburg)
     Handelman's hierarchy for the maximum stable set problem

Antonios Varvitsiotis (CWI Amsterdam) 
     Semidefinite programming, universal rigidity and the strong Arnold property

There is no registration fee. If you like to participate, please send an email to f.vallentin @ tudelft.nl before March 8, 2013 so that we can plan the coffee and lunch breaks. 

Nikhil Bansal (TU Eindhoven), Monique Laurent (CWI Amsterdam, Tilburg University), Frank Vallentin (TU Delft)