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PHYSTAT Seminar: A general introduction to continuous optimization

by Christian Mueller

503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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In this talk, I will give an introduction to the field of continuous optimization. I will provide instances of optimization problems that appear in biology and physics through the concept of optimization landscapes. I will review sampling-based approaches as well as gradient-based methods and focus on concepts rather than derivations of specific algorithms. The lecture is intended for  a general audience and will give some recipes for how to think about optimization in general. I will also give some examples related to deep learning if time permits.

Organized by

M. Girone, M. Elsing, L. Moneta, M. Pierini
Event co-organised with the PHYSTAT Committee
Coffee will be served at 10h30

There is a live webcast for this event