What is it?
The reading course is a medium-term (typically one semester or so) group study of a specific topic, based on periodic sessions. The course sessions last two hours and are scheduled bi-weekly (see the calendar below for further details).
A paper or a chapter from a book is discussed during each meeting and presented by one of the attendees. The topics are chosen among relevant trends in Numerical Analysis and Linear Algebra and are based on requests from the audience.
Anybody is welcome to join, and Ph.D. and master’s students are particularly encouraged to participate.
How to join us
Just subscribe to the reading course mailing list. All communications will be delivered there.
Calendar and Topics
Fall 2023: Riemannian Optimization
The new edition of the reading course will focus on optimization on smooth manifolds, following chapters in the book Boumal, Nicolas An introduction to optimization on smooth manifolds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2023. xviii+338 pp. ISBN:978-1-009-16617-1.
- 17/11, 16:00-18:00 Aula Riunioni
[1, Chapter 3] Embedded geometry: first order
Speaker: Igor Simunec
- 24/11, 16:00-18:00 Aula Riunioni
[1, Chapter 4] First-order optimization algorithms
Speaker: Alberto Bucci
- 4/12, 14:00-16:00 Aula Riunioni
[1, Chapter 5] Embedded geometry: second order
Speaker: Nikita Deniskin
- 15/12, 16:00-18:00 Aula Seminari Ex-Albergo
[1, Chapter 6] Second-order optimization algorithms
Speaker: Santolo Leveque
 Boumal, Nicolas An introduction to optimization on smooth manifolds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2023. xviii+338 pp. ISBN:978-1-009-16617-1.