Methods for Adaptive Seeding and their Applications

Speaker: Yaron Singer , Harvard University

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 3:45 PM

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Location: 32-G449

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Host: Dana Moshkovitz and Costis Daskalakis

Contact: Holly A Jones, hjones01@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Methods for Adaptive Seeding and their Applications

Abstract: Adaptive seeding is a two-stage stochastic optimization framework recently developed for information dissemination in social networks. The goal is to optimize a combinatorial function by making an initial decision that affects the realizations selected by nature. Beyond information dissemination in networks other interesting applications are in machine learning and operations research. In this talk we will discuss several optimization techniques for adaptive seeding as well as results in social network analysis that motivate this approach.

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