Virtual Workshop on New Directions in Optimization, Statistics and Machine Learning

Please go to: for the schedule and to register. You must register for the event (free) in order to view the talks. After you register an email with instructions on how to view the talks will be sent to you.


The workshop is organized by Sanjeev Arora (IAS/Princeton University), Roger Grosse (IAS/Univ Toronto), Sham Kakade (Univ Washington), Bin Yu (IAS/UC Berkeley).

We seek to bring together a diverse group of researchers, focusing especially on novel theoretical thinking at the intersection of these disciplines that helps make progress on the underlying challenges for solving real problems.

Speakers who have confirmed participation:

Stefano Ermon, Chelsea Finn, Anirudh Goyal, Roger Grosse, Been Kim, Pushmeet Kohli, Zico Kolter, Percy Liang, Cynthia Rudin, Bin Yu, Richard Zemel


Date & Time

April 15, 2020 | 9:00am – April 16, 2020 | 5:30pm