Discrete Optimization and Machine Learning
23-26 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

We are also planning a visit to Hakuto, the Japanese Google-X team

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


Preliminary list of confirmed participants:

Selin Ahipasaoglu (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
Amitabh Basu (Johns Hopkins University)
Jana Boerger (Georgia Tech)
Victor Cohen (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
Alberto Del Pia (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Antoine Deza (McMaster University)
Yuri Faenza (Columbia University)
Swati Gupta (Georgia Tech)
Masaaki Imaizumi (Institute of Statistical Mathematics / RIKEN AIP)
Takeshi Hakamada (Ispace)
Yoshinobu Kawahara (Osaka University / RIKEN AIP)
Emtiyaz Khan (RIKEN AIP)
Shuji Kijima (Kyushu University)
Tâm Lê (RIKEN AIP)
Leo Liberti (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)
Takanori Maehara (RIKEN AIP)
Michael Metel (RIKEN AIP)
Carla Michini (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Shinji Mizuno (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Gonzalo Muñoz (Polytechnique Montréal)
Kazuo Murota (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Yoshio Okamoto (University of Electro Communications)
Axel Parmentier (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées)
Pierre-Louis Poirion (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers)
Sebastian Pokutta (Georgia Tech)
Edwin Romeijn (Georgia Tech)
Mohit Singh (Georgia Tech)
Masashi Sugiyama (RIKEN AIP / University of Tokyo)
Taiji Suzuki (University of Tokyo / RIKEN AIP)
Akiko Takeda (Institute of Statistical Mathematics / RIKEN AIP)
Ichiro Takeuchi (Nagoya Institute of Technology / RIKEN AIP)
Voot Tangkaratt (RIKEN AIP)
Nguyễn Kim Thắng (Université d’Evry)
Dan Tu (Georgia Tech)
Makoto Yamada (Kyoto University / RIKEN AIP)
Yuichi Yoshida (National Institute of Informatics)
Kazuki Yoshizoe (RIKEN AIP)
Yao Xie (Georgia Tech)
Qibin Zhao (RIKEN AIP)

If you are willing to give a talk please contact the organizers