UF ISE Distinguished Seminar Series: Pascal Van Hentenryck, Ph.D.

Date(s) - April 02, 2021
11:45 am - 12:35 pm


Pascal Van Hentenryck, Ph.D.
A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: End-to-End Learning and Optimization for Engineering Applications

This talk studies how to fuse of machine learning and optimization for solving complex engineering problems. It considers case studies in ride-hailing systems, public transit, and power systems, and demonstrates the benefits of this fusion on large-scale optimization problems. In particular, the talk will describe how machine learning can deliver optimization proxies that can be integrated in an end-to-end optimization pipeline, and how to optimize over machine models capturing human preferences. The talk will conclude with a discussion of the many challenges that remain to be solved.

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Meeting ID: 993 4735 4264
Passcode: 0s787l