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- I started a new blog about problem-solving! I’ll occasionally post math problems I find interesting, with an emphasis on clever and elegant proofs. Check it out, and let me know if you’re interested in contributing!
- May 22-25, 2017: Attended the SIAM Conference on Optimization in Vancouver. (blog post).
- May 18, 2017: Attended the Workshop on Optimization and Machine Learning at Northwestern. (blog post).
- May 11–12, 2017: Attended the Smart Urban Infrastructures Workshop at MIT. (blog post).
- May 2, 2017: My student Akhil Sundararajan wins the 2017 Gerald Holdridge Teaching Excellence Award! (blog post).
- Apr. 22–23, 2017: Attended the 6th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory in Ann Arbor. (blog post).
- Mar. 21, 2017: Article in the New Scientist about collaborative work with Mikhail Kats at UW-Madison; enhancing human color vision by breaking binocular redundancy! (blog post).
- Dec. 10–14, 2016: Attended the Conference on Decision and Control in Las Vegas. (blog post).
- Sep. 22–23, 2016: Attended the launch event for MIT’s new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. (blog post).
- Aug. 8–11, 2016: Attended the International Conference on Continuous Optimization in Tokyo, Japan. (blog post).
Laurent Lessard is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Faculty Member of the Optimization Group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Laurent received the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, advised by Sanjay Lall and co-advised by Matthew West. After completing his doctoral work, Laurent was an LCCC Postdoc at Lund University, Sweden, where he worked with Anders Rantzer. Subsequently, Laurent was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked in the Berkeley Center for Control and Identification with Andrew Packard and also collaborated with Ben Recht and others in the AMPLab. While at Berkeley, he was also partially supported by Kameshwar Poolla.
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