Bilevel Optimization Algorithms & Models for Contemporary Energy Challenges
Miguel F. Anjos
Miguel F. Anjos holds the Chair of Operational Research at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, U.K., and is Schöller Senior Fellow at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He previously held faculty positions at Polytechnique Montreal, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Southampton. He is the Founding Academic Director of the Trottier Institute for Energy at Polytechnique Montreal. His accolades include an Inria International Chair, a Canada Research Chair, the NSERC-Hydro-Quebec-Schneider Electric Industrial Research Chair, a Humboldt Research Fellowship, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a Fellow of EUROPT and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. The research interests of Professor Anjos are in the theory, algorithms and applications of mathematical optimization. He is particularly interested in the application of optimization techniques to problems in the areas of power systems, smart energy grids and facility layout. He has published four books and more than 100 scientific articles in leading international journals such as Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He has led research collaborations with companies such as EDF, ExPretio, Hydro-Quebec, National Grid ESO, Rio Tinto, and Schneider Electric. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering, and is currently Area Editor for the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications and for RAIRO-OR, and a member of several other editorial boards.
Bilevel Optimization in Machine Learning
Massimiliano Pontil is P.I. of the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning research unit at IIT and professor at University College London and member of the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence. He is an ELLIS Fellow and co-director of ELLIS Unit Genoa, a joint effort of IIT and University of Genoa. He has been active in machine learning research for over twenty years, working on theory and algorithms, including the areas of kernel methods, multitask and transfer learning, online learning, sparse estimation, and statistical learning theory. Recent interests include meta-learning, algorithm fairness, hyperparameter optimization and learning with partial feedback. He received a best paper runner up at ICML 2013 and served as an Area Chair at NeurIPS, ICML, COLT, and action editor for the Journal of Machine Learning Research.
Riccardo Grazzi is a Computer Science PhD student at University College of London (UCL) and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) under the supervision of Massimiliano Pontil. During his PhD, he was an intern at Amazon AWS Berlin under the supervision of Matthias Seeger. Previously, he completed his Master and Bachelor degree in computer engineering at University of Florence. His main research focus is on bilevel optimization in machine learning. In particular, he is interested in the quantitative study of efficient gradient based bilevel optimization algorithms.