Women in Theory Forum
Welcome to the Stanford Women in Theory Forum (WTF). We are group of women-identifying CS-theorist-identifying (and theory-adjacent) folks who meet monthly-ish for socializing, snacks, and a research talk. If you'd like to join our mailing list, please email the organizers, or sign up here: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/womens-theory-forum
Organizers: Tselil Schramm (tselil-at-stanford-dot-edu) and Mary Wootters (marykw-at-stanford-dot-edu)
If the weather is nice, we will meet outside in the engineering quad (in the treepit with the whiteboards). If the weather is not so nice, we'll meet inside, probably Gates 415. Join the mailing list for announcements about locations.
Wednesday October 19, 3:30pm: Ellen Vitercik
Title: Theoretical Foundations of Machine Learning for Cutting Plane Selection
Abstract: Cutting-plane methods have enabled remarkable successes in integer programming over the last few decades. State-of-the-art solvers integrate a myriad of cutting-plane techniques to speed up the underlying tree search algorithm used to find optimal solutions. In this talk, we provide sample complexity guarantees for learning high-performing cut-selection policies tailored to the instance distribution at hand. This talk is based on joint work with Nina Balcan, Siddharth Prasad, and Tuomas Sandholm from NeurIPS'21.
Wednesday November 16, 3:30pm: Sumegha Garg
The schedule has been lost to time.