Tutorial Sessions

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

Tutorial Sessions will be held in the UIUC Coordinated Science Laboratory building (1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801) on the lower level, Room B02.

8:30-9:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pmLunch Break (lunch not provided)
12:30-1:30 pm
1:30-2:00 pmBreak
2:00-3:30 pm
3:30-4:00 pmBreak
4:00-5:30 pm
6:00-8:00 pmWelcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will be in the Electrical and Computer Engineering building (306 N Wright St, Urbana, IL 61801) across from CSL, Room 3002.

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Adam Wierman, Carl F Braun Professor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA

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Bio:  Adam Wierman is the Carl F Braun Professor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. He received his Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Adam’s research strives to make the networked systems that govern our world sustainable and resilient. He is best known for his work spearheading the design of algorithms for sustainable data centers, which as seen significant industry adoption (e.g. through the startup Verrus), and his work on heavy-tails, including co-authoring a book on “The Fundamentals of Heavy Tails”. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the ACM Sigmetrics Rising Star award, the ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time award, the IEEE INFOCOM Test of Time award, the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize, the Caltech IDEA Advocate award, multiple teaching awards, and is a co-author of papers that have received “best paper” awards at a wide variety of conferences across computer science, power engineering, and operations research.

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David Gamarnik, Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

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Bio: David Gamarnik is the Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests include applied probability and stochastic processes with application to queuing theory, theory of random combinatorial structures and algorithms, scheduling, and various business processes, including call centers, manufacturing, and communications networks.Gamarnik has served as a research staff member at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, IBM Research, where he worked on various projects with industrial applications, including disaster recovery, performance in business processes, call centers, and operational resilience. Gamarnik is a member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Bernoulli Society, INFORMS, and the American Mathematical Society, and serves on the editorial board of both Operations Research and the Annals of Applied Probability. He is the recipient of the 2004 Erlang Prize from the INFORMS Applied Probability Society, as well as two National Science Foundation grants in 2007.Gamarnik holds a BA in mathematics from New York University and a PhD in operations research from MIT.