ARC-RIM Industry Day

Henrik Christensen (Director of Robotics & Intelligent Machines (RIM, GaTech)

Prasad Tetali (Director of Algorithms & Randomness Center (ARC), GaTech)

The objective of this workshop is to bring together leaders and researchers from industry and academia to discuss:

(i) challenges, trends, and opportunities in various topics including logistics, supply chain management, display advertisement, and energy efficiency:

(ii) how to address them by leveraging state-of-the-art quantitative methods such as optimization, machine learning, algorithms, and stochastics.


08:45-09:15         Registration

09:15-10:15         Logistics

  • Kevin Gue, Auburn University: "Plug-and-Work Material Handling"
  • Henrik Christensen, Georgia Tech: "Optimization for palletizing and vehicle routing"

10:15-10:30           Break

10:30-12:30         Optimization

  • Sebastian Pokutta, Georgia Tech: "Applying Algorithms to Real-World Problems"
  • Ken Clarkson, IBM Research: "Low Rank Approximation and Regression in Input Sparsity Time"
  • Nitish Korula, Google Research: "Online Matching and Online Display Advertising"
  • Kamal Jain, e-Bay: "Business models of buyer-sellers matching"

12:30-01:15         Lunch

01:15-02:45 Energy and Sustainability

  • Frederic Villenueve, Siemens Corporation: "The Opportunities of Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification in Energy R&D"
  • Debmalya Panigrahi, Microsoft Research and Duke University: "Energy-efficient Scheduling"
  • Nagi Gebraeel, Georgia Tech: "Predictive Analytics for Improving Reliability and Ensuring Sustainability"

02:45-03:15         Break

03:15-04:00         Panel of Discussion

04:00-05:00         Reception

Poster [PDF]


Event Details


  • Thursday, April 25, 2013
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Klaus 1116

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