Discrete Optimization and Machine Learning
23-25 July, 2018
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
Tokyo, Japan



Organizers: Antoine Deza, Takanori Maehara, Sebastian Pokutta




The purpose of this conference is to bring together discrete optimizers and machine learning researchers, theory people and practitioners in an effort to bridge the fields and stimulate cross-disciplinary interaction

The conference is held at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (RIKEN-AIP). The banquet will be held on Monday July 23 at 7 pm.

The conference features robot demos by RIKEN AIP Cognitive Assistive Technology team and by Hakuto, the Japanese Google-X team

Partial travel support for students has been generously offered by ISyE and RIKEN-AIP


List of confirmed participants:

Selin Ahipasaoglu (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Tech)
Jana Boerger (Georgia Tech)
Victor Cohen (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
Mario Coutiño (TU Delft)
Claudia D'Ambrosio (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)
Lucas De Lara (Ecole Polytechnique)
Michel De Lara (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
Anna Deza (University of Toronto / RIKEN AIP)
Antoine Deza (McMaster University)
Yuri Faenza (Columbia University)
Swati Gupta (Georgia Tech)
Takeshi Hakamada (Ispace)
Masaaki Imaizumi (Institute of Statistical Mathematics / RIKEN AIP)
Emtiyaz Khan (RIKEN AIP)
Shuji Kijima (Kyushu University)
Naveen Kodali (Georgia Tech)
Tâm Lê (RIKEN AIP)
Adrien Le Franc (RIKEN AIP)
Hongfeng Liang (McMaster University)
Leo Liberti (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)
Takanori Maehara (RIKEN AIP)
Arthur Mahéo (Australian National University)
Michael Metel (RIKEN AIP)
Atsushi Miyauchi (RIKEN AIP)
Shinji Mizuno (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Gonzalo Muñoz (Polytechnique Montréal)
Kazuo Murota (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Hideaki Nakao (University of Michigan)
Yoshio Okamoto (University of Electro Communications)
Mihoko Otake (University of Tokyo / RIKEN AIP)
Axel Parmentier (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
Pierre-Louis Poirion (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)
Sebastian Pokutta (Georgia Tech)
Edwin Romeijn (Georgia Tech)
Tomasz Rutkowski (RIKEN AIP)
P. K. Srijith (IIT Hyderabad)
Masashi Sugiyama (University of Tokyo / RIKEN AIP)
Taiji Suzuki (University of Tokyo / RIKEN AIP)
Yotaro Takazawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Akiko Takeda (University of Tokyo / RIKEN AIP)
Ichiro Takeuchi (Nagoya Institute of Technology / RIKEN AIP)
Koh Takeuchi (NTT CS Labs)
Voot Tangkaratt (RIKEN AIP)
Tatsunori Taniai (RIKEN AIP)
Nguyễn Kim Thắng (Université d’Evry)
Dan Tu (Georgia Tech)
Naonori Ueda (NTT CS Labs / RIKEN AIP)
Khac Ky Vu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Makoto Yamada (Kyoto University / RIKEN AIP)
Yuichi Yoshida (National Institute of Informatics)
Kazuki Yoshizoe (RIKEN AIP)
Yao Xie (Georgia Tech)
Qibin Zhao (RIKEN AIP)