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PhD defense of Ilija Bogunovic

Ilija Bogunovic's defense © V. Cevher / 2019 EPFL

Ilija Bogunovic's defense © V. Cevher / 2019 EPFL

On Friday 25th of January 2019, Ilija Bogunovic, a PhD student at LIONS lab, successfully defended his PhD thesis. The thesis, entitled Robust Adaptive Decision Making: Bayesian Optimization and Beyond was supervised by Prof. Volkan Cevher and Prof. Jarvis D. Haupt.

On Friday 25th of January 2019, Ilija Bogunovic, a PhD student at LIONS lab, successfully defended his PhD thesis. The thesis, entitled Robust Adaptive Decision Making: Bayesian Optimization and Beyond was supervised by Prof. Volkan Cevher and Prof. Jarvis D. Haupt.

In many real-world tasks, it is essential for the decisions to be robust against, e.g., adversarial failures and perturbations, dynamic and time-varying phenomena, a mismatch between simulations and reality, etc. In this thesis, we provide rigorous and practical algorithms that enhance robust and adaptive decision making in Bayesian optimization and associated submodular problems.