Organizing Committee
 Albert Cohen
Universite de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)  Ronald DeVore
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)  Robert Nowak
University of Wisconsin  Vladimir Temlyakov
University of South Carolina  Rachel Ward
University of Texas at Austin
Abstract
The workshop is devoted to the following problem of fundamental importance throughout science and engineering: how to approximate, integrate, or optimize multivariate functions.
The breakthroughs demanded by high dimensional problems may be at hand. Good methods of approximation arise as solutions of optimization problems over certain function classes that are now well understood in small and modesty large dimensions.
In high dimensions, the appropriate models involve sparse representations, which give rise to issues in nonlinear approximation methods such as greedy approximation. High dimensional optimization problems become intractable to solve exactly, but substantial gains in efficiency can be made by allowing for a small probability of failure (probabilistic recovery guarantees), and by seeking approximate solutions (up to a prespecified threshold) rather than exact solutions. The contemporary requirements of numerical analysis connect approximation, optimization, and probabilistic analysis.
The workshop will bring together leading experts in approximation, compressed sensing and optimization.
Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Shuchin Aeron
Tufts University

Mehdi Aghagolzadeh
Brown University

Ali Ahmed
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anat Amir
Tel Aviv University

Ulas Ayaz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marcus Bachmayr
RWTH Aachen

Daurenbek Bazarkhanov
Institute of Mathematics&Math Modeling

Emanuel BenDavid
Columbia University

Dmitriy Bilyk
University of Minnesota

Sergiy Borodachov
Towson University

Glenn Byrenheid
Rheinische FriedrichWilhelmsUniversität Bonn, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics

Eric Cances
Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees

Venkat Chandrasekeran
California Institute of Technology

Rajeev Kumar Chauhan
University of Texas at Austin

Kalpana Chauhan
University of Roorkee

Yanlai Chen
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Albert Cohen
Universite de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)

Paul Constantine
Colorado School of Mines

Seyed Hamid Reza Dadkhahi
University of Massachusetts

Wolfgang Dahmen
RWTH Aachen

Mark Davenport
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jaqueline Davis
Arizona State University

Ronald DeVore
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)

Jeremy Dewar
Tulane University

Alireza Doostan
University of Colorado

Marco Duarte
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dinh Dung
Vietnam National University

Armin Eftekhari
Colorado School of Mines

Fariba Fahroo
DARPA

Maryam Fazel
University of Washington

Simon Foucart
University of Georgia

Omar Ghattas
University of Texas, Austin

Alexander Gilbert
University of New South Wales

Michael Gnewuch
ChristianAlbrechtsUniversität zu Kiel

Venu Gopal
Brown University

C. Gunturk
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Alexander Gutierrez
University of Minnesota

Shermin Hamzehei
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Paul Hand
Rice University

Jarvis Haupt
University of Minnesota

Mario Hefter
Universität Kaiserslautern

Stefan Heinrich
Universität Kaiserslautern

Thang Huynh
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

James Hyman
Tulane University

Piotr Indyk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Swayambhoo Jain
University of Minnesota

Peter Jantsch
University of Tennessee

Halyun Jeong
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Lan Jiang
Illinois Institute of Technology

Ata Kaban
University of Birmingham

Mojtaba Kadkhodaie Elyaderani
University of Minnesota

Sung Ha Kang
Georgia Institute of Technology

Steven Kim
Brown University

Felix Krahmer
Technische Universität München

Robert Kunsch
FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena

Frances Kuo
University of New South Wales

Michael Lacey
Georgia Institute of Technology

David Lawlor
Duke University

Nam Heon Lee
Johns Hopkins University

Sivan Leviyang
Georgetown University

Xingguo Li
University of Minnesota

YenHuan Li
EPFL

YiKai Liu
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Yvon Maday
University Pierre and Marie Curie

Michael Mahoney
University of California, Berkeley

Rahul Mazumder
Columbia University

Giovanni Migliorati
EPFL

Dian Mo
University of Massachusetts

Thomas MüllerGronbach
Universität Passau

Habib Najm
Sandia National Laboratories

Akil Narayan
University of Utah

Angelia Nedich
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Deanna Needell
UCLA

Arkadi Nemirovski
Georgia Tech College of Computing

Dong Nguyen
KU Leuven

Anthony Nouy
Universite de Nantes

Erich Novak
FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena

Robert Nowak
University of Wisconsin

Dirk Nuyens
KU Leuven

Lucia Parussini
Brown University

Mert Pilanci
University of California, Berkeley

Alexander Powell
Vanderbilt University

Qing Qu
Columbia University

Yury Rappoport
Russian Academy of Sciences

Holger Rauhut
RWTH Aachen

Hamideh Rezaee
Tufts University

Klaus Ritter
Universität Kaiserslautern

Justin Romberg
Georgia Institute of Technology

Daniel Rudolf
Institute for Mathematical Stochastics of the GeorgAugustUniversität Göttingen

Ludwig Schmidt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christoph Schwab
ETH

Jie Shen
Purdue University

Pawel Siedlecki
University of Warsaw

Maxim Skriganov
Russian Academy of Sciences

Ian Sloan
University New South Wales

Yong Sheng Soh
California Institute of Technology

Akshay Soni
University of Minnesota

Tatyana Sorokina
Towson State University

Ju Sun
Stanford University

Gowri Suryanarayana
KU Leuven

Gongguo Tang
Colorado School of Mines

Vladimir Temlyakov
University of South Carolina

Mu Tian
Stony Brook University

Michael Todd
Cornell University

Hoang Tran
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Giulio Trigila
NYU Courant Institute

Tino Ullrich
Rheinische FriedrichWilhelmsUniversität Bonn

Soledad Villar
UT Austin

Vladislav Voroninski
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael Wakin
Colorado School of Mines

Yingwei Wang
Purdue University

Li Wang
University at Buffalo

Rachel Ward
University of Texas at Austin

Grzegorz Wasilkowski
University of Kentucky

Clayton Webster
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Henryk Wozniakowski
Columbia University

John Wright
Columbia University

Di Xiao
University of Minnesota

Zhiqiang Xu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ozgur Yilmaz
University of British Columbia

Wotao Yin
University of California, Los Angeles

Guannan Zhang
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Xiaoqun Zhang
Shanghai Jiaotong University

Gui Ping Zhao
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Mengdi Zheng
Brown University

DingXuan Zhou
City University of Hong Kong

Houying Zhu
University of New South Wales