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Katya Scheinberg

Lehigh University


Katya Scheinberg is the Harvey E. Wagner Endowed Chair Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University. She attended Moscow University for her undergraduate studies in applied mathematics and then moved to New York and received her PhD degree in operations research from Columbia University. After receiving her doctoral degree she has worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center as a research staff member for over a decade before joining Lehigh in 2010.
Katya’s main research areas are related to developing practical algorithms (and their theoretical analysis) for various problems in continuous optimization, such as convex optimization, derivative free optimization, machine learning, quadratic programming, etc. She has been focusing on large-scale optimization method for Big Data applications and Machine Learning since 2000. In 2015, jointly with Andy Conn and Luis Vicente, she received the Lagrange Prize awarded jointly by SIAM and MOS. Katya is the editor-in-chief of SIAM-MOS Optimization book series and an associate editor of Mathematical Programming and SIAM Journal on Optimization.


All sessions by Katya Scheinberg

  • TuesdayFebruary 6
9:30 AM

Scheinberg (Lehigh): Direct and Efficient Optimization of Prediction Error and AUC of Linear Classifiers