Themes for the Weekly Talks of the CaSP Group

Talks within the CaSP Themes series aim to provide participants with knowledge of fundamental methods, generally within mathematics and statistics, that are useful to a wide range of research areas. The slides of talks given so-far can be found here.

Themes

Active Theme: Convex Optimization and Context
  • Linear programming
  • Quadratic programming
  • Duality
  • Interior Methods
  • Conic optimization
  • Geometric programming
  • Second order cone programming
  • Semidefinite programming
  • Quadratically constrained quadratic programming
  • Entropy maximization networks

Inference and Context
  • Bayes networks
  • Markov networks
  • Bipartite networks
  • Loopy belief propagation
  • Assumed density filtering
  • Expectation propagation

Game Theory and Context
  • (Subtopics to be decided)

Stochastic Calculus and Context
  • (Subtopics to be decided)