New Collaborative Research Grant

ARC members Richard Peng, Mohit Singh and Santosh Vempala along with Yin-Tat Lee (UW)  receive $1.2 million NSF award for collaborative research on  "Fundamental Challenges in Optimization".  The goal of this project is to advance the field of optimization by addressing challenging problems on the frontier of efficient optimization.

PI Santosh Vempala noted that "Optimization has been a primary inspiration for the theory of algorithms, This project targets basic optimization problems, and aims to develop new techniques while unifying continuous and discrete perspectives."