Inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization

Oct. 4, 2018

On Friday, September 28th, the inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization (PDO) took place in McDonnell Hall. This Princeton University multi-department event drew approximately 350 attendees representing over 50 academic and industrial institutions. ORFE was in full force with many students volunteering alongside the staff. The poster presentation in Taylor Commons was a beehive of activity with presenters, judges and attendees conversing with one another. The event offered plenary presentations by Dimitris Bertsimas (MIT, ORC), Munther Dahleh (MIT, IDSS), Elad Hazan (Princeton, COS), Pablo Parrilo (MIT, LIDS), Ben Recht (UC Berkeley, EECS), and Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh University, ISE). The theme of the inaugural PDO was on the interplay between optimization, machine learning, and control. A number of best poster awards were also given for work in these areas. The success of this conference was written up on the University homepage the week of October 8, 2018. (Photos by Frank Wojciechowski)

Professor Ahmadi, the event’s organizer, is already looking forward to the next Princeton Day of Optimization. Mark your calendars for PDO 2020.