I attended the LCCC Focus Period on Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization at Lund University in Sweden during the month of June, 2017. The focus period consisted of a three week stay and a three-day workshop on the topic of large-scale and distributed optimization. Focus Periods are a unique opportunity for researchers to come together, collaborate, and exchange ideas, but without the time constraints of a standard conference.
I did a one-year postdoc at Lund University right after I completed my Ph.D., so it was nice to return to Lund and see all the familiar faces. Lund is also a beautiful place during the summer! I had a wonderful and productive time in Lund. Made new friends, forged new collaborations, and caught up with many of my former colleagues. Since the focus period was hosted by the Department of Automatic Control, it was a unique opportunity for controls and optimization researchers to come together.
During the workshop, I presented my ongoing work on using robust control tools to analyze and synthesize optimization algorithms. The abstracts and slides for all the talks during the workshop (including mine) are available here.