Sebastian Pokutta
David M. McKenney Family Associate Professor
Associate Director of the Center for Machine Learning @ GT

Georgia Institute of Technology
Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)
Algorithms and Randomness Center (ARC)
Center for Machine Learning @ GT (ML@GT)

Prospective Students/Postdocs. Please note that I unfortunately will be unable to respond to most inquiries regarding openings in my group. The admissions process at Georgia Tech is handled by the respective departments and not individual faculty. If you are already a student at GT or have been admitted, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my research.

Recent Papers.

  • Locally Accelerated Conditional Gradients
    A. Carderera, J. Diakonikolas, S. Pokutta
    preprint (2019), [arXiv] [summary] [slides]
  • Blended Matching Pursuit
    C. Combettes, S. Pokutta
    preprint (2019), [arXiv] [summary]
  • Restarting Frank-Wolfe
    T. Kerdreux, A. d’Aspremont, S. Pokutta
    to appear in Proceedings of AISTATS (2019), [arXiv] [summary] [slides]
  • Principled Deep Neural Network Training through Linear Programming
    D. Bienstock, G. Muñoz, S. Pokutta
    preprint (2018), [arXiv] [summary]
  • Blended Conditional Gradients: the unconditioning of conditional gradients
    G. Braun, S. Pokutta, D. Tu, S. Wright
    to appear in Proceedings of ICML (2019), [arXiv] [summary] [poster] [slides]

Select Recent Talks.

  • 07/2019: (technical) “Locally Accelerated Conditional Gradients” at RIMS, Kyoto. [slides]
  • 01/2019: (technical) “Smooth Constraint Convex Minimization via Conditional Gradients” [slides]. Plenary at INFORMS Computing Society Conference
  • 11/2018: (technical) “Blended Conditional Gradients” at Oberwolfach [slides] (unfortunately the animations do not work; see [arXiv] for exact algorithm)
  • 04/2018: (non-technical) “When the AI God fails: Recent Adventures in AI Hacking, Security, and Fairness” at the Hong Kong Analytics Community Meeting [slides]
  • 04/2018: (technical) “Emulating the Expert: Inverse Optimization through Online Learning” at the “Optimization and Discrete Geometry” Workshop in Tel Aviv [slides] [arXiv]