Invited Speakers

J. Nathan Kutz (University of Washington)

Nathan Kutz is a Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at University of Washington. He was awarded the B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1990 and the PhD in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1994. Dr. Kutz is an expert in dynamical systems and data-driven modeling. He is the Director of NSF AI Institute in Dynamic Systems. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, in the 2022 Class of SIAM Fellows, "for contributions to applied dynamical systems, machine learning, and nonlinear optics". He serves as an Associate Editor of SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics and Science Advances.

Chuchu Fan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Chuchu Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. Before that, she was a postdoc researcher at Caltech and got her Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. She earned her bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University, Department of Automation, in 2013. She is leading REALM (REliable Autonomous system Lab) at MIT. Her group works on using rigorous mathematics including formal methods, machine learning, and control theory for the design, analysis, and verification of safe autonomous systems. Dr. Fan is the winner of the 2020 ACM Dissertation Award. Moreover, she is a co-chair of Special Track on Safe and Robust AI for AAAI 2023.

Elad Hazan (Princeton University)

Elad Hazan is a professor of computer science at Princeton University. His research focuses on the design and analysis of algorithms for basic problems in machine learning and optimization. Amongst his contributions are the co-invention of the AdaGrad algorithm for deep learning, and the first sublinear-time algorithms for convex optimization. He is the recipient of the Bell Labs prize, the IBM Goldberg best paper award twice, in 2012 and 2008, a European Research Council grant, a Marie Curie fellowship and twice the Google Research Award. He served on the steering committee of the Association for Computational Learning and has been program chair for COLT 2015. In 2017 he co-founded In8 inc. focusing on efficient optimization and control, acquired by Google in 2018. He is the co-founder and director of Google AI Princeton.

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