Connections II Participants

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Theory

Hard Limits

Organizers: Munzer Dahleh, Nuno Martins

Confirmed speakers:

  • John Doyle
  • Nuno Martins
  • Apps person
  • Glenn V like
  • Schulman like
  • Thermo like

Invited, but no response

Possible invites:

  • Demosthenis Teneketzis - control, info theor, estimation
  • David Wolpert - info theory, physics, game-theory
  • Jim Freudenberg - sampled data control
  • Glenn Vinnicombe - biology, info theory, control
  • Vincent Blondel - computation, decentralized

Backups

Others to invite

  • Sean Meyn - electric power market
  • Tsachy Weismann - real-time estimation
  • John Tsitsiklis - computation, decentralized estimation
  • John Baras
  • Sanjoy Mitter

Not available

  • Leonard Shulman - Control, coding and information theory

Simple Models

Organizers: Lin Xiao, Ben Recht

Speakers:

  • Lawrence Saul - machine learning
  • Jean Carlson - eco/geo
  • Keith Glover - model reduction

Invited, no response

  • Adam Arkin - bio networks
  • Martin Wainwright - computational complexity

Backup:

  • Partha Niyogi - function learning
  • Alexander Megretski - system ID

Additional invites:

  • Michael Jordan - computational complexity
  • Mung Chiang - comms
  • Antonois P - ???
  • Marie Csete - biomedical
  • Jon Kleinberg - social networks
  • Mark Newman - social networks
  • Steven Low - congestion control
  • Fernando Paganini - congestion control

Not available:

  • Michael Kearns - machine learning
  • Duncan Watts - social networks
  • Leonard Schulman (will be around some, but not sure about dates so can't commit to speaking)

Short Proofs

Organizer: Pablo Parrilo

Planning to invite

  • Bernd Sturfels - algebraic methods, parametric inference
  • Putinar
  • Helton
  • Santosh Vempala
  • A SAT person. Either Achlioptas, Selman, or Gomes. It's up to John.

Backup

  • Remaining SAT people

Tutorials and Posters

Applications

Computer Science

  • SW V&V
  • Sensor Nets
  • Comms
  • Machine learning

Communications

Eco/Geo

  • Physics (disasters)

Systems Design

Biology

  • Multi-scale biomed
  • Banbury group

Social Science

  • Social networks

Economics and Finance

  • Econometrics

Others

Funding agencies

Writers

Friends

  • Sodaplay