POP23 - Future Trends in Polynomial OPtimization

13-17 November 2023
LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse

Date and venue

The workshop takes place on 13-17 November 2023 in the Conference Room of LAAS-CNRS, 7 avenue du colonel Roche, 31400 Toulouse.

Special volume of NACO journal

A special volume of the Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization journal will be edited, devoted to the theme of the workshop. Please see this call for papers.

Scientific program

The contents of the talks and posters are described in a book of abstracts.

Monday November 13

9-10 - Jean Bernard Lasserre (tutorial): On the Christoffel-Darboux kernel and its connections with positive polynomials

10:30-11:15 - Louise Travé-Massuyès: Leveraging the properties of the Christoffel function for anomaly detection in data streams

11:30-12:15 - Mareike Dressler: Algebraic perspectives on signomial programming with applications to polynomial optimization

14-15 - Lucas Slot (tutorial): Convergence analysis of semidefinite relaxations for polynomial optimization

15:30-16:15 - Suhan Zhong: Bilevel polynomial optimization

16:30-17:15 - David de Laat: The Lasserre hierarchy for equiangular lines with a fixed angle

Tuesday November 14

9-10 - Francis Bach (tutorial): Optimization for machine learning and data science

10:30-11:15 - Amirali Ahmadi: Higher-order Newton methods

11:30-12:15 - David Steurer: Planted cliques, robust inference, and sum-of-squares polynomials

14-15 - Frank Vallentin (tutorial): Optimization methods for energy minimization problems

15:30-16:15 - Cédric Josz: Global convergence of the gradient method for functions definable in o-minimal structures

Wednesday November 15

9-10 - Victor Vinnikov (tutorial): Feasible sets for semidefinite and hyperbolic programming

10:30-11:15 - Aude Rondepierre: FISTA is an automatic geometrically optimized algorithm for strongly convex functions

11:30-12:15 - Hamza Fawzi: Entropy constraints for ground state optimization

Thursday November 16

10-10:45 - Rekha Thomas: Spectrahedral geometry of graph sparsifiers

11:30-12:15 - Igor Klep: Semidefinite relaxations and exact solutions to quantum max cut via swap operators

14-14:45 - Salma Kuhlmann: Moment problem for algebras generated by a topological vector space

15-15:45 - Maria Infusino: Infinite-dimensional moment-SOS hierarchy for nonlinear PDEs

16:30-17:15 - Raúl Curto: Moment-theoretic techniques in the analysis of finite algebraic varieties

Friday November 17

9-9:45 - Mohab Safey El Din: Beyond POP still using POP as a rock

10-10:45 - Markus Schweighofer: Pure states for polynomial nonnegativity certificates in the presence of zeros

11:30-12:15 - Bernard Mourrain: Effective Positivstellensatz for POP


Mohamed Abdalmoaty: Frequency Domain Identification via Sum-of-Rational Optimization

Moisés Bermejo Morán: Computations in partially commuting variables

Marouan Handa: Term sparse polynomial optimization for design of frame structures

Adrien Le Franc: Minimal Sparsity for Scalable Moment-SOS Relaxations of the AC-OPF Problem

Laurens Ligthart: Convergence of the polarization hierarchy for state polynomial optimization

Gaël Massé: Upper Bound Hierarchy for Bell Inequalities

Jared Miller: Risk Analysis for Stochastic Processes using Polynomial Optimization

Jiawang Nie: Polynomial Optimization Relaxations for Generalized Semi-Infinite Programs

Arnaud Robert: A method for the identification of redundant constraints in electric networks

Michael Schneeberger: SOS Construction of Compatible Control Lyapunov and Barrier Functions

Xindong Tang: Rational Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems


This is a workshop organized by Didier Henrion, Monique Laurent, Victor Magron, Jiawang Nie and Edouard Pauwels. It is partly funded by ANITI, CIMI, GdR MOA and the POP team.

Last updated in November 2023.