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HSE University, MIPT and Sirius University invite you to join the Conference 'Optimization without Borders'. The Conference is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Prof. Yurii Nesterov and the 50th anniversary of Prof. Vladimir Protasov. The main topics of the Conference:

  • Numerical optimization and applications
  • Convex optimization
  • Distributed optimization
  • Stochastic approximation
  • Reinforcement learning 

The conference will include ‘Huawei day’ and a school for young scientists, where participants will present their posters. The Conference is a 'Russian version' of the Conference  'Optimization Without Borders, February 7 - 12, 2016 Les Houches'

Conference program

Videos of talks are available here


Adrien Taylor - Constructive approaches to optimal first-order methods for (strongly) convex minimization (PDF, 3,67 Мб)

Alexandre d’Aspremont - Sparsity, Feature Selection & the Shapley-Folkman Theorem (PDF, 2,45 Мб)

Аlexander Gasnikov - Centralized convex optimization with similarity (PDF, 8,93 Мб)

Alexander Gasnikov - About several ideas of Yu. Nesterov that have an impact on us recently (PDF, 59,72 Мб)

Alexander Nazin - Using the Mirror Descent Method for Online Optimization of Controlled Uncertain Dynamic Systems with Sliding Mode (Continuous Time) (PDF, 360 Кб)

Arkadi Nemirovski - From Estimating Linear Forms to Conic Representations of Convex-Concave Functions and Monotone Vector Fields (PDF, 182 Кб)

Boris Mordukhovich - Variational Analysis in Numerical Optimization and Applications (PDF, 750 Кб)

Boris Polyak - Optimization and control: mutual connections (PDF, 188 Кб)

Jean B. Lasserre - On optimization on the Euclidean unit sphere (PDF, 223 Кб)

Jérôme Bolte - A Bestiary of Counterexamples in Smooth Convex Optimization (PDF, 2,58 Мб)

Marc Teboulle - Faster Lagrangian-Based Methods in Convex Optimization (PDF, 333 Кб)

Nati Srebro - Mirrorless Mirror Descent (PDF, 428 Кб)

Pavel Dvurechensky - Primal-dual accelerated gradient methods with alternating minimization (PDF, 843 Кб)

Peter Richtárik - Distributed Second Order Methods with Fast Rates and Compressed Communication (PDF, 31,59 Мб)

Roland Hildebrand - Minimization of sums of squares of holomorphic functions (PDF, 327 Кб)

Tatyana Zaitseva - About Vladimir Protasov (PDF, 8,78 Мб)

Vladimir Protasov - Optimization tools in the Lyapunov stability problem (PDF, 3,83 Мб)

Vladimir Shikhman - Discrete choice prox-functions on the simplex (PDF, 228 Кб)

Vladimir Spokoiny - Random gradient free optimization: Bayesian view (PDF, 347 Кб)

Vladimir Spokoiny - Manifold-based time series forecasting (PDF, 575 Кб)

Yurii Nesterov - Superfast second-order methods for Unconstrained Convex Optimization (PDF, 219 Кб)

The workshop will be held at the Adler Arena, Sochi. Registration of any person willing to participate is mandatory.

Register now!

Tentative list of speakers:

Yurii Nesterov


Peter Richtárik


Vladimir Spokoiny

Weierstrass Institute, Humboldt University, IITP RAS, HSE

Boris Mordukhovich

Wayne State University

Jérôme Bolte

University Toulouse I Capitole

Nathan Srebro

TTIC, University of Chicago

Alexandre D'Aspremont

Ecole Normale Superieure

Boris Polyak

Institute of Control Sciences RAS

Adrien Taylor


Sebastian Stich

EPFL Lausanne

Marc Teboulle

Tel Aviv University

Jean-Bernard Lasserre


Arkadi Nemirovski

Georgia Institute of Technology

Eric Moulines

École Polytechnique, HSE

Anatoli Juditsky

Université Grenoble Alpes

Aaron Sidford

Stanford University

Pavel Dvurechensky

Weierstrass Institute, HSE

Aleksandr Gasnikov


Vladimir Shikhman

TU Chemnitz

Roland Hildenrand

Université Grenoble Alpes

Programme Committee

Aleksandr Gasnikov


Andrei Raigorodskii


Vladimir Spokoiny

Weierstrass Institute, Humboldt University, IITP RAS, HSE

Andrey Vorobyev



Organizing Committee

Aleksandr Gasnikov


Anatoli Nenashev

Sirius University

Elena Mikhailova

Sirius University

Olga Vasyukova


‪Vladislav Matyukhin



Vlada Kuznetsova

vkuznecova@hse.ru, +74957729590 ext. 27361