Organizing Committee
 Greg Blekherman
Georgia Tech  Didier Henrion
CNRS  Pablo Parrilo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Rekha Thomas
University of Washington  Cynthia Vinzant
North Carolina State
Abstract
This workshop will focus on techniques and structures in real algebraic geometry and optimization, including computational tools for semialgebraic sets, semidefinite programming techniques for polynomial optimization, and applications of these tools to problems in computer vision. Real algebraic geometry provides powerful tools to analyze the behavior of optimization problems, the geometry of feasible sets, and to develop new relaxations for hard nonconvex problems. On the other hand, numerical solvers for semidefinite programs have led to new fast algorithms in real algebraic geometry. Algebraic methods over the real numbers are essential for many realworld applications. This workshop aims to explore the cutting edge of techniques in real algebraic geometry and convex optimization as well as applications of these tools to problems in computer vision and other information sciences.
Confirmed Speakers & Participants
 Speaker
 Poster Presenter
 Attendee

Jose Acevedo
Georgia Tech

Bibhas Adhikari
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Jason Altschuler
MIT

Silviana Amethyst
University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire

David Anderson
Ohio State University

Albert Atserias
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Iman Bahmani Jafarloo
Politecnico di Torino

Krishnakumar Balasubramanian
UC Davis

Loretta Bartolini
Springer

Daniel Bernstein
MIT

Greg Blekherman
Georgia Tech

Petter Branden
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Taylor Brysiewicz
Texas A&M University

Sabine Burgdorf
University of Konstanz

Peter Burgisser
Technical University Berlin

Michael Burr
Clemson University

Marcel Celaya
Georgia Institute of Technology

Melody Chan
Brown University

Yanlai Chen
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Justin Chen
Georgia Institute of Technology

Diego Cifuentes
MIT

Timo de Wolff
Technical University Berlin

Papri Dey
IIT Bombay

Sandra Di Rocco
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Nicholas Dicati
unknown

Mareike Dressler
ICERM

Eliana Duarte Gelvez
Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg

Timothy Duff
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rebecca Durst
Brown University

David Eklund
Technical University of Denmark

Alperen Ergur
TU Berlin

Ricardo Fabbri
Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ, Polytechnic Institute at Nova Friburgo – IPRJ, Graduate program CAPES 6

Jeová Farias Sales Rocha Neto
Brown university

Hamza Fawzi
University of Cambridge

Oliver Gäfvert
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Fulvio Gesmundo
University of Copenhagen

Saeed Ghadimi
Princeton University

Elisa Gorla
University of Neuchatel

António Goucha
University of Coimbra

João Gouveia
University of Coimbra

Alexandros Grosdos Koutsoumpelias
Osnabrück University

Elizabeth Gross
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Georgina Hall
INSEAD Business School

Marc Harkonen
Georgia Institute of Technology

Heather Harrington
University of Oxford

Katherine Harris
North Carolina State University

Jonathan Hauenstein
University of Notre Dame

Kathryn Heal
Harvard University

Martin Helsø
University of Oslo

Bill Helton
University of California San Diego

Didier Henrion
CNRS

Cvetelina Hill
Georgia Institute of Technology

David Hyeon
Seoul National University

Anders Jensen
Aarhus Universitet

Jaewoo Jung
Georgia Institute of Technology

Nidhi Kaihnsa
Max Planck Institute, MIS, Leipzig

Sara Kalisnik Verovsek
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Seoyoung Kim
Brown University

Kathlén Kohn
ICERM

Pravesh Kothari
Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University

Khazhgali Kozhasov
MPI MiS

Robert Krone
UC Davis

Zuzana Kúkelová
Czech Technical University

Wai Yeung Lam
Brown University

Sara Lamboglia
GoetheUniversität Frankfurt

Jean B. Lasserre
LAASCNRS Toulouse

Kisun Lee
Georgia tech

Anton Leykin
Georgia Tech

Victor Magron
CNRS

Zhiping Mao
Brown University

Peter Merkx
Wesleyan University

Ali Mohammad Nezhad
Purdue University

Ankur Moitra
MIT

Bernard Mourrain
INRIA

Riley Murray
California Institute of Technology

Simone Naldi
Université de Limoges

Jiawang Nie
UCSD

Peter Olver
University of Minnesota

Tomas Pajdla
Czech Technical University in Prague

David Palmer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pablo Parrilo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dmitrii Pasechnik
Oxford University

Chris Peterson
Colorado State University

Andrew Pryhuber
University of Washington

Yang Qi
University of Chicago

Kristian Ranestad
University of Oslo

Annie Raymond
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Alexander Razborov
University of Chicago

Margaret Regan
University of Notre Dame

Michael Ruddy
North Carolina State University

Mohab Safey El Din
Sorbonne University

James Saunderson
Monash University

Claus Scheiderer
Universität Konstanz

Georgy Scholten
North Carolina State University

Tselil Schramm
Harvard/MIT

Anna Seigal
UC Berkeley

Yoshiyuki Sekiguchi
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

isabelle Shankar
University of California, Berkeley

Samantha Sherman
University of Notre Dame

Lily Silverstein
University of California Davis

Faye Pasley Simon
North Carolina State University

Rainer Sinn
FU Berlin

Luca Sodomaco
University of Florence

Joungmin Song
GIST

Dogyoon Song
MIT

Nikhil Srivastava
UC Berkeley

Bernd Sturmfels
MPI Leipzig

Agnes Szanto
North Carolina State University

Xiaoxian Tang
Texas A&M University

Xindong Tang
University of California, San Diego

Thorsten Theobald
Goethe University Frankfurt

Louis Theran
University of St Andrews

Rekha Thomas
University of Washington

Matthew Trager
NYU

Elias Tsigaridas
INRIA

Levent Tuncel
University of Waterloo

Mauricio Velasco
Universidad de Los Andes

Nelly Villamizar
Swansea University

Cynthia Vinzant
North Carolina State

Madeleine Weinstein
University of California Berkeley

Dane Wilburne
Illinois Institute of Technology

Zi Yang
UC San Diego

Josephine Yu
Georgia Institute of Technology

Chenyang Yuan
MIT

Lihong Zhi
Academia Sinica

Yuyu Zhu
Texas A&M University