I recently attended the 8th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory hosted by the University of Washington in St. Louis. The two-day workshop brought together faculty, postdocs, and grad students in the fields of controls, optimization, game theory, and economics. This was my first time visiting Wash U, and it’s a beautiful campus! The buildings are all built of sandstone, and it reminds me of Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
I quite like smaller workshop formats such as this one, so much less hectic than the large conferences I attend like CDC or ICML. It’s also nice to meet and network with other researchers in the Midwest!At the workshop, I have a 30-minute talk on using a robust controls perspective to analyzing and designing optimization algorithms. The video of my talk is available on YouTube.