7th SDP Days

Workshop on Applications of Semidefinite Optimization

CWI, Amsterdam - Room TBA - May 6-7, 2020

(Tentative) Programme on Wednesday May 6

From 10:00 Coffee
10:30 - 11:15 Lecture by Jean-Bernard Lasserre, LAAS, Toulouse
The Moment-SOS hierarchy
11:30 - 12:15 Lecture by Etienne de Klerk, Tilburg University
SDP bounds for energy minimization of repulsive particles on a toric grid
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Lecture by Renata Sotirov, Tilburg University
Facial reduction for symmetry reduced semidefinite programs
14:30 - 15:15 Lecture by Juan Vera, Tilburg University
Copositive certificates of non-negativity
15:30 - 16:15 Lecture by Frank Vallentin, University Cologne
Complete positivity, distance-avoiding sets, and integrality gaps of SDP relaxations
From 16:00 Drinks
From 19:00 Conference diner

(Tentative) Programme on Thursday May 7

From 10:00 Coffee
10:30 - 11:15 Lecture by Jonathan Shi, Bocconi University, Milan
Generically robust tensor rank decomposition, from rounding SDPs by spectral gaps
11:30 - 12:15 Lecture by Franz Rendl, University of Klagenfurt
Lasserre hierarchy versus Exact Subgraphs for Max-Cut
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Lecture by David de Laat, Delft University of Technology
Exact semidefinite programming bounds for packing problems
14:30 - 15:15 Lecture by Marc Zimmermann, University of Cologne
Spectral bounds on measurable chromatic numbers of symmetric spaces
15:30 - 15:15 Lecture by Sander Gribling, CWI, Amsterdam
Mutually unbiased bases, finite geometry and polynomial optimization
16:30 Closure of the workshop


Participation is free, but please register by sending an email to Susanne van Dam (susanne@cwi.nl) before 25 April so that we can organize the catering.


CWI, room TBA

CWI, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam.


Nikhil Bansal (CWI, TU Eindhoven), Monique Laurent (CWI, U. Tilburg)

Information about earlier SDP Days

6th SDP Day 5th SDP Day 4th SDP Day


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