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【明理讲堂2021年第22期】5-7瑞士洛桑联邦理工学院(EPFL)Daniel Kuhn教授:Optimization in the Face of Uncertainty(面向不确定性的优化)

时 间:5月7日下午 16:00-18:00

腾讯会议号:689 207 902

报告人:瑞士洛桑联邦理工学院(EPFL)Daniel Kuhn教授


Daniel Kuhn is full Professor of Operations Research at the College of Management of Technology atÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), where he holds the Chair of Risk Analytics and Optimization (RAO). Before joining EPFL, he was a faculty member at Imperial College London (2007–2013) and a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University (2005–2006). He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in 2004 and an M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from ETH Zürich in 1999. His research interests revolve around robust optimization and stochastic programming. He serves as the area editor for continuous optimization for Operations Research and as an associate editor for several other journals including Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research and Operations Research Letters.


This talk highlights some of the main pitfalls that have to be circumnavigated when dealing with optimization problems affected by uncertainty. Emphasis will be put on high-level concepts, thought-provoking examples and insightful experiments instead of mathematical theory. This work is primarily application-driven, the main application areas being engineered systems, machine learning, business analytics and finance.