My research interests include convex analysis, matrix analysis, semidefinite programming,
and their applications to nonlinear optimization. In particular, my current focus is
on relaxation of combinatorial optimization problems arising from applications in information retrieval and data mining.
Please follow the links above for preprints of recent publications, slides of talks, etc.
I was the organizer of the IMA Postdoc Seminar for the Fall 2012 semester. The seminar is usually held Tuesday
afternoons at 3:30pm in Lind Hall 305. Please follow
for the full seminar schedule for the Spring 2013 semester.
If you would like to contact me, my email is bpames (at) ima (dot) umn (dot) edu and my office is Lind Hall Room 352.
Last updated: May 21, 2013.