Call for Participation – Bridging statistical physics and optimization, inference and learning Workshop
It is our pleasure to announce that in February 19-24, 2012 the Les Houches center for theoretical physics will be hosting a workshop “Bridging statistical physics and optimization, inference and learning”
organized by Silvio Franz, Florent Krzakala, Giorgio Parisi, Federico Ricci-Tersenghi and Lenka Zdeborova.
This workshop is an informal continuation of similar programs on “Statistical physics of disordered systems and its applications” hosted in Les Houches in winter in the past years (February 2005, February 2006, and March 2010). This time the workshop will focus on application of statistical physics techniques to important problems in optimization, inference and learning. More information and a list of confirmed invited speakers can be found on the workshop website:
We would like to encourage all researchers in the domain, and in particular PhD students and postdocs to participate at the workshop and to apply for a contributed talk. All wishing to participate (to give a talk) have to register (to apply) at the workshop website by November 14, 2011.
With best regards