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# Distinguished Seminar in Optimization & Data

The Distinguished Seminar in Optimization & Data is an interdepartmental talks series at the University of Washington, focused on all aspects of optimization and data science. It is a new incarnation of the CORE seminar that ran from 2013-2020.

The series is funded by the Institute for the Foundations of Data Science , the Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), and the home departments of the organizers.

### Organizers:

- Sasha Aravkin, Applied Mathematics
- Dima Drusvyatskiy, Mathematics
- Maryam Fazel, Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering
*(current co-chair)* - Zaid Harchaoui, Statistics
- Kevin Jamieson, Computer Science & Engineering
- Thomas Rothvoss, Mathematics & Computer Sience & Engineering
- Rekha Thomas, Mathematics
*(current co-chair)* - Cynthia Vinzant, Mathematics