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**Location:** Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, The University of Wisconsin

Take the elevator behind Aldo's coffee shop (NE corner) to the 3rd floor.

**Dates:** October 21-23, 2011

**Main Speakers:**

Ronny Hadani, Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin

Olga Holtz, Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

Lek-Heng Lim, Statistics, University of Chicago

Pablo Parrilo, EECS, MIT

Ben Recht, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bernd Sturmfels, Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley

**Contributed Talks:**

David Conti, Mathematics, University College Dublin

Risi Kondor, Statistics, University of Chicago

Deepti Pachauri, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Oded Schwartz, EECS, University of California at Berkeley

Vitaly Skachek, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cynthia Vinzant, Mathematics, University of Michigan

**Organizers:**

Nigel Boston, Mathematics and ECE, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Shamgar Gurevich, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

**Schedule:**

See the schedule - the meeting will begin with Bernd Sturmfels' 3rd Distinguished Lecture in B102
Van
Vleck at 4pm on Friday, October 21. Coffee and cookies will be served beforehand on the 9th floor of Van Vleck.

**Accommodation:**

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Union South hotel and at the Inntowner Hotel for the Friday and Saturday nights. Speakers and people funded by us will have their rooms paid for directly at the Union South. Others should book by September 21 at the Inntowner or at the Lowell Center.

**Registration:**

There is no registration fee, but please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can order sufficient coffee and snacks.

**Funding:**

Funding for U.S.-based graduate students is
available but is limited.

Please email Nigel Boston at boston@math.wisc.edu to inquire.

**Acknowledgment:**

This workshop is supported by NSF RTG award DMS-0838210 and by the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin.