Organizing Committee
Abstract

The study of computational problems on graphs has long been a central area of research in computer science. However, recent years have seen qualitative changes in both the problems to be solved and the tools available to do so. Application areas such as computational biology, the web, social networks, and machine learning give rise to large graphs and complex statistical questions that demand new algorithmic ideas and computational models. A wide variety of techniques are emerging for addressing these challenges: from semidefinite programming and combinatorial preconditioners.

In addition to three international conferences, the program will support several research clusters, concentrated periods of activity organized around a specific and timely approach to graph algorithms.

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Confirmed Speakers & Participants

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Visit dates listed on the participant list may be tentative and subject to change without notice.

Semester Schedule

Monday, February 3, 2014
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1:30 - 1:35pm ESTNetwork Science and Graph Algorithms Semester Program Opening Welcome11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:35 - 2:05pm ESTGraduate student introductions - Thomas Dickerson, Brown University; Eli Fox-Epstein, Brown University; Nathanaël François, Université Paris Diderot;   Nicolas Garcia, Carnegie Mellon University; Huiyi Hu, University of California, Los Angeles; Slav Kirov, Carnegie Mellon University; Ahmad Mahmoody, Brown University; David Meierfrankenfled, Brown University; Ekaterina Merkurjev, University of California, Los Angeles; Scott Roche, Northeastern University; Christopher White, University of Texas at Austin; Joseph Woodworth, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:05 - 2:10pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Mihai Cucuringu, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:10 - 2:15pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Kyle Fox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:15 - 2:20pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Blake Hunter, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:20 - 2:25pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Amanda Redlich, Bowdoin College11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:30 - 2:35pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Michaela Rombach, University of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:35 - 2:40pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Charalampos Tsourakakis, Carnegie Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:40 - 2:45pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Grigory Yaroslavtsev, Pennsylvania State University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:45 - 2:50pm EST5-minute Postdoc introduction - Dominique Zosso, Universtiy of California, Los Angeles11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:50 - 3:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:00 - 5:00pm ESTInformal Faculty Introductions11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm ESTTopics in Advanced Algorithms (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 6, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffe Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 7, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm ESTTheory Seminar11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 10, 2014
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8:30 - 8:55am ESTRegistration: Semidefinite Programming and Graph Algorithms Workshop11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am ESTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am ESTThe Moment-LP and Moment-SOS approaches in polynomial optimization - Jean Lasserre, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTRounding Sum of Squares Relaxations - Boaz Barak, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTTBA - Jonathan Kelner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTConvergence of SDP hierarchies using kernel based methods - Stephanie Wehner, National University of Singapore11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break10th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTVertical versus horizontal Poincare inequalities - Assaf Naor, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm ESTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTExpander flows, Geometric embeddings and Graph Partitioning - Claire Mathieu, Ecole Normale Superieure11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTTowards a Better Approximation of Sparsest Cut? - Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTGoing off the grid - Benjamin Recht, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTOn the existence of 0/1 polytopes with high semidefinite extension complexity - Sebastian Pokutta, Georgia Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTSemidefinite programming and discrepancy- Recent developments - Nikhil Bansal, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven11th Floor Lecture Hall
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTTBA - Michel Goemans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTSemidefinite programming bounds for codes and anticodes in Cayley graphs - Frank Vallentin, Universitat zu Koln11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTNear optimal deterministic volume estimation via M-ellipsoids - Daniel Dadush, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:40pm ESTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:40 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTA Non-Convex Optimization Approach to Network Localization- Polynomial-Time Computability and Rigidity-Theoretic Implications - Anthony Man-Cho So, Chinese University of Hong Kong11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 5:20pm ESTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTGraph parameters from entangled games and quantum zero-error communication. - Jop Briet, New York University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
7:00 - 8:30pm ESTPoster Session and Dessert Reception11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTThree-dimensional Structure Determination of Molecules without Crystallization- from Electron Microscopy to Semidefinite Programming - Amit Singer, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTOn the power of Symmetric SDP relaxations - Prasad Raghavendra, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTHardness of robust graph isomorphism, Lasserre gaps, and asymmetry of random graphs - Yuan Zhou, Carnegie Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm ESTSDP and eigenvalue bounds for the graph partition problem - Renata Sotirov, Tilburg University, Netherlands11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:25 - 3:25pm ESTPlease take a moment to complete the survey that was distributed by email.  
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm ESTTBA - Pablo Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, February 14, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am ESTFaster SDP hierarchy solvers for local rounding algorithms - Ali Kemal Sinop, IAS11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am ESTLatent Variable Graphical Model Selection via Convex Optimization - Venkat Chandrasekaran, California Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:30 - 12:15pm ESTA Combinatorial, Primal-Duel approach to Semidefinite Programs - Satyen Kale, Yahoo!11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm ESTBreak for Lunch  
1:00 - 2:15pm ESTTheory Seminar -ongoing semester seminar- Improving Christofides' Algorithm for the s-t Path Traveling Salesman Problem - David Shmoys, Cornell University11th Floor Classroom 
2:30 - 3:30pm ESTLearning how to rank via forbidden patterns - semirankings and the Erdos-Hajnal Conjecture - Krzysztof Choromanski, Google Inc.11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 17, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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3:30 - 4:30pm ESTProfessional Development: Ethics 111th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm ESTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 21, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm ESTTheory Seminar- Beyond Locality-Sensitive Hashing - Ilya Razenshteyn, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, February 24, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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3:30 - 4:30pm ESTProfessional Development: Ethics 211th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm ESTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:15 - 5:30pm ESTInterlacing Families and Kadison--Singer - Adam Marcus, Crisply LLC and Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, February 28, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm ESTTheory Seminar11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 3, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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2:30 - 3:30pm ESTEfficiently inferring community structure in bipartite networks - Daniel Larremore, Harvard School of Public Health11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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12:00 - 1:00pm ESTResearch Lunch - Please bring your own lunch. Cookies will be provided. There will be an informal talk by Hang Zhou about her recent interest in correlation clustering in planar graphs, as well as continued discussion on the research interests and ideas everyone is working on.11th Floor Collaborative Space 
3:00 - 5:20pm ESTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 7, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm ESTTheory Seminar - The Simple Economics of Approximately Optimal Auctions - Jason Hartline, Northwestern University and Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm ESTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 10, 2014
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3:00 - 4:15pm EDTMaximum Entropy Summary Trees - Howard Karloff, Yahoo! Inc.11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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2:30 - 3:30pm EDTFlows in 1-crossing-minor-free graphs - Erin Chambers, St. Louis University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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2:45 - 3:00pm EDTLong Term Visitor Group Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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2:30 - 3:30pm EDTWeekly ICERM Seminar- Subgraphs in Random Graphs - Amanda Redlich, Bowdoin College10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 14, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm EDTTheory Seminar- Bandits with Knapsacks - Alex Slivkins, Microsoft Research, NYC10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 17, 2014
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9:00 - 9:50am EDTRegistration: Stochastic Graph Models Workshop11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space 
9:50 - 10:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTEvolutionary Dynamics on Graphs - Leslie Ann Goldberg, University of Oxford11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 11:45am EDTFast Testing of Graph Properties - Artur Czumaj, University of Warwick11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:45pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30pm EDTNew Online Algorithms for Story Scheduling in Web Advertising - Susanne Albers, TU Munich11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30pm EDTTrace Complexity of Network Reconstruction - Flavio Chierichetti, Sapienza University of Rome11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTDistributed Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks - Gopal Pandurangan, Brown University and NTU, Singapore11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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9:30 - 10:00am EDTOpen for Collaboration (Bagels and fruit provided)11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTForce-Directed Graph Drawing Using Social Gravity and Scaling - Michael Goodrich, University of California, Irvine11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 11:45am EDTAlgorithms on Evolving Data Sets - Mohammad Mahdian, Google INC11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:45pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30pm EDTComputing Stationary Distribution, Locally - Devavrat Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30pm EDTReconstructing Latent Similarities in a Multiplex Social Network - Alex Slivkins, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTElite, Periphery and Symmetry in Social Networks- An Axiomatic Approach - Chen Avin, Ben-Gurion University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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9:30 - 10:00am EDTOpen for Collaboration (Bagels and fruit provided)11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTImpromptu Updating in a Distributed Dynamic Network - Valerie King, University of Victoria11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 11:45am EDTPeeling Algorithms - Michael Mitzenmacher, Harvard University11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 12:15pm EDTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:15 - 1:45pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30pm EDTOn the Complexity of Information Spreading in Dynamic Networks - Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30pm EDTPower Law Complexity - Piotr Sankowski, University of Warsaw11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTChasing changes in dynamic structures. - Eli Upfal, Brown University 11th Floor Lecture Hall 
7:00 - 8:30pm EDTPoster Session and Dessert Reception11th Floor Lecture Hall and Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
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9:30 - 10:00am EDTOpen for Collaboration (Bagels and fruit provided)11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTThe Power of Two Choices in Distributed Voting - Robert Elsaesser, Universität Salzburg11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTEfficient computation of the weighted clustering coefficient - Stefano Leonardi, Sapienza University of Rome11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:45pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30pm EDTImproved bounds and algorithms for graph cuts and network reliability - Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30pm EDTOnline Stochastic Matching- New Results and Open Problems - Vahab Mirrokni, Google Inc.11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:35pm EDTPlease take a moment to complete the survey that was distributed by email.  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTSimilarity Ranking in Large-Scale Bipartite Graphs - Alessandro Epasto, Universita di Roma La Sapienza11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, March 21, 2014
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9:30 - 10:00am EDTOpen for Collaboration (Bagels and fruit provided)11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:00 - 10:45am EDTRandomly coloring random graphs - Alan Frieze, Carnegie Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:00 - 11:45am EDTEstimating Network Parameters - Ravi Kumar, Google Inc.11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 1:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
1:30 - 2:30pm EDTTheory Seminar (ongoing semester seminar)- Improved Approximations for Graph-TSP in Regular Graphs - R. Ravi, Carnegie Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:45 - 3:30pm EDTAn Efficient reconciliation algorithm for social networks - Silvio Lattanzi, Google Inc.11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTOn the Glass Ceiling Effect in Social Networks - Zvi Lotker, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall
Monday, March 24, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, March 28, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, March 31, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, April 4, 2014
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1:00 - 2:00pm EDTTheory Seminar-Superlinear Lower Bounds for Multipass Graph Processing - Venkatesan Guruswami, Carnegie-Mellon University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 7, 2014
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8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration: Electrical Flows, Graph Laplacians, and Algorithms: Spectral Graph Theory and Beyond Workshop11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTEfficient Solvers for Linear Systems in Graph Laplacians - Richard Peng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTElectrical Flows, Continuous Optimization, and the Maximum Flow Problem - Aleksander Madry, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTSmall Lifts of Expander Graphs are Expanding - Alexandra Kolla, Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTAn L^p Theory of Sparse Graph Limits - Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTThe Power of Locality for Network Algorithms - Jennifer Chayes, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTRandom Walks as a Stable Analogue of Eigenvectors with Applications to Nearly-Linear-Time Graph Partitioning - Lorenzo Orecchia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTGraph Sparsification - Debmalya Panigrahi, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTHeat Kernel Pagerank as a Linear Solver and Applications to Consensus Problems - Olivia Simpson, University of California, San Diego11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTComputations on Graph Laplacians - Erik Boman, Sandia National Laboratories11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTPoster Session Preview - Michela Egidi, Durham University; Emilie Hogan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Franklin H. J. Kenter, Rice University; Shiping Liu, University of Durham; Francois Meyer, University of Colorado; Bernd Schroeder, Louisiana Tech University; Yao Zhu, Purdue University;11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTA simple parallel algorithm for spectral graph sparsification - Yiannis Koutis, University of Puerto Rico11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTA Simple, Electrical, Gradient Descent Algorithm for Approximate Max Flow - Nikhil Srivastava, Microsoft Research India11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTGuaranteed Tensor Decomposition through Alternating Rank-1 Updates - Anima Anandkumar, University of California, Irvine11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTFaster Algorithms via Approximation Theory - Nisheeth Vishnoi, Microsoft Research India11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University10th Floor Classroom 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTApproximate Spectral Clustering via Randomized Sketching - Christos Boutsidis, Yahoo! Labs, New York11th Floor Lecture Hall
7:00 - 8:30pm EDTPoster Session and Dessert Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space and Lecture Hall 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTA simple algorithm for finding clusters in a random environment - Van Vu, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTAnti-differentiating approximation alogrithms for min-cuts and new relationships between Page Rank, spectral, and localized flow - David Gleich, Purdue University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTSpectral partitioning and higher-order Cheeger inequalities - James Lee, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:30 - 12:45pm EDTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:45 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTImproved Cheeger's Inequality - Shayan Oveis-Gharan, Stanford University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:30 - 3:30pm EDTPlease take a moment to complete the survey that was distributed by email.  
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTOpen Problems Session11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Friday, April 11, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTFaster Subset Selection for Matrices and Applications - Haim Avron, IBM Corporation11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:00 - 10:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
10:30 - 11:15am EDTLarge-scale Computations of Edge-Importance Measures - Evimaria Terzi, Boston University11th Floor Lecture Hall
11:30 - 12:15pm EDTTBA - John Kelner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:30 - 2:30pm EDTBreak for Lunch  
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTOpen Problems for Real Data11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:00 - 4:45pm EDTTBA - TBA11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Monday, April 14, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, April 18, 2014
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9:00 - 9:30am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
9:30 - 10:15am EDTLocal computation algorithms for sparse graphs - Ronitt Rubinfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 10:55am EDTApproximating matching size from random streams - Michael Kapralov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall 
11:00 - 11:25am EDTTurnstile Streaming Algorithms Might as Well Be Linear Sketches - Huy Le Nguyen, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
1:00 - 1:45pm EDTTesting and Reconstruction of Lipschitz Functions - Sofya Raskhodnikova, Pennsylvania State University and Boston University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTAnalyzing Big Graphs via Sketching and Streaming - Andrew McGregor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:00 - 3:45pm EDTStreaming Interactive Proofs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust the Cloud - Amit Chakrabarti, Dartmouth College11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 21, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, April 25, 2014
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1:00 - 2:00pm EDTStorage and Search in Dynamic Peer-to-Peer Networks - John Augustine, IIT Madras11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, April 28, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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3:00 - 5:20pm EDTOptimization Algorithms for Planar Graphs (ongoing semester course) - Phil Klein, Brown University and Claire Mathieu, Brown University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
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3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Friday, May 2, 2014
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1:00 - 2:15pm EDTNew Algorithms for Representation Learning and Beyond - Ankur Moitra, MIT11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:30 - 4:00pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Monday, May 5, 2014
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8:30 - 8:55am EDTRegistration11th Floor Collaborative Space 
8:55 - 9:00am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director11th Floor Lecture Hall 
9:00 - 9:45am EDTEigenvectors, Heat Kernels, and Low Dimensional Representation of Data Sets - Peter Jones, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:35am EDTMultiscale Geometric Methods for Statistical Learning and Data in High-Dimensiona - Mauro Maggioni, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:10 - 11:55am EDTTracking Influences within Dynamic Networks - Rebecca Willett, University of Wisconsin11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm EDTLunch Break and Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTRobust and Fast Subspace Recovery - Gilad Lerman, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:35pm EDTRandomized Algorithms in DNA Sequencing - Roy Lederman, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
3:40 - 4:10pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:10 - 4:55pm EDTDiffuse Scattering on Graphs and Combinatorial Inverse Problems - Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
5:00 - 6:30pm EDTWelcome Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTCovariance Matrix Estimation for the Cryo-EM Heterogeneity Problem - Amit Singer, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:35am EDTA randomized approximate nearest neighbors algorithm - Andrei Osipov, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:10 - 11:55am EDTEigenvector localization, implicit regularization, and algorithmic anti-differentiation for large-scale graphs and networked data - Michael W. Mahoney, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm EDTLunch Break and Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTTBA - Vladimir Rokhlin, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
2:50 - 3:35pm EDTGaps in eigenfunctions of Graphs - Fan Chung, University of California, San Diego11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:40 - 4:10pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:10 - 4:55pm EDTInverse problems on random graphs and censored block models - Emmanuel Abbe, Princeton University11th Floor Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTNew Algorithms for Learning Incoherent and Overcomplete Dictionaries - Rong Ge, Microsoft Research11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:35am EDTA threshold for reconstruction in stochastic block models - Joe Neeman, University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:10 - 11:55am EDTNetwork Clustering, the Block Stochastic Model, and a Regular Graph - Ioana Dumitriu, University of Washington11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 12:05pm EDTGroup Photo11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:05 - 2:00pm EDTLunch Break and Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTDimension reduction in the l1 norm- When and how is it possible - Rachel Ward, University of Texas at Austin11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:35pm EDTRandom weighted projections, random quadratic forms and random eigenvectors - Ke Wang, University of Minnesota11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:40 - 4:10pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:10 - 4:55pm EDTSpectral algorithms for graph mining and analysis - Yiannis Koutis, University of Puerto Rico11th Floor Lecture Hall
7:00 - 8:30pm EDTPoster Session and Dessert Reception11th Floor Collaborative Space 
Thursday, May 8, 2014
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9:00 - 9:45am EDTInformation-theoretic learned linear projections for dimensionality reduction - Lawrence Carin, Duke University11th Floor Lecture Hall
9:50 - 10:35am EDTA Polynomial Time Algorithm for Lossy Population Recovery - Ankur Moitra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology11th Floor Lecture Hall
10:40 - 11:10am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:10 - 11:55am EDTPermanent estimators via random matrices - Mark Rudelson, Univeristy of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall
12:00 - 2:00pm EDTLunch Break and Free Time  
2:00 - 2:45pm EDTA simple spectral algorithm for a general clustering problem - Van Vu, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
2:50 - 3:35pm EDTRandom perturbation of low rank matrices- Improving classical bounds - Sean O'Rourke, Yale University11th Floor Lecture Hall
3:40 - 4:10pm EDTCoffee Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
4:10 - 4:55pm EDTIs Belief Propagation a Spectral algorithm - Elchanan Mossel, University of California, Berkeley11th Floor Lecture Hall
Friday, May 9, 2014
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9:50 - 10:35am EDTPanel Summary - Panel Discussion Chair: Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan11th Floor Lecture Hall 
10:30 - 11:00am EDTCoffee/Tea Break11th Floor Collaborative Space 
11:10 - 11:55am EDTPanel Summary11th Floor Lecture Hall 
12:00 - 5:00pm EDTAfternoon Free for Collaborations  

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Semidefinite Programming and Graph Algorithms
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