GOAL Workshop:
Geometry and Optimization with ALgebraic methods

BERKELEY, May 18-19, 2015
This is the kickoff workshop for the INRIA project with the acronym and title above.
This event takes place in the UC Berkeley Mathematics Department in 891 Evans Hall.
The organizer is Bernd Sturmfels.


Our discussions will focus on computations in real algebraic geometry and their applications.
There are three main lectures of one hour in length, and slots for contributed half-hour talks.
If you are interested in giving a talk please send an email with your title. First come first serve.
We start by getting together for dinner on Sunday evening (May 17).

Schedule of Talks

Monday, May 18

9:00-9:45 Mohab Safey El Din (INRIA Paris) Polynomial optimization and solving real polynomial systems
10:00-10:45 Rekha Thomas (U of Washington, Seattle) Polynomial systems in two view geometry
11:00-11:30 Serkan Hosten (San Francisco State U) The central curve in quadratic programming
11:35-12:05 Elias Tsigaridas (INRIA Paris) Bounds for the central curve in semidefinite programming
12:10-12:40 Elina Robeva (UC Berkeley) Geometry of the positive semidefinite rank
14:30-15:00 Joe Kileel (UC Berkeley) Real slice experiments for the calibrated trifocal variety
15:05-15:35 Hon Lee (U of Washington, Seattle) Orthogonally invariant matrix varieties
Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 Emil Horobet (TU Eindhoven, Netherlands) Data singular locus of affine cones
16:50-17:35 Jean-Charles Faugere (INRIA Paris) Solving quadratic fewnomial systems using sparse Gröbner bases

Tuesday, May 19

9:00-9:30 Jose Rodriguez (Notre Dame U) The maximum likelihood degree for rank 2 matrices via Euler characteristics
9:35-10:05 Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley) The Hurwitz form of a projective variety
Informal Discussions