
First
Session: Thursday, August 1, 3:30pm–6:00pm 
Giorgio Ottaviani  University of Florence,
Italy 
Counting Singular Vectors of a
Multidimensional Tensor 
Bernard Mourrain  INRIA Sophia Antipolis,
France 
Tensor Decomposition, Low Rank
Structured Matrix Approximation and Applications 
Shmuel Friedland  University of Illinois,
Chicago 
On Best
(r_{1},...,r_{d}) Approximation of
dMode Tensors 
Zach Teitler  Boise State University 
Sum Decomposability of
Polynomials 
Chris Hillar  University of California,
Berkeley 
Computational Complexity
of Tensor Problems 

Second
Session: Friday, August 2, 3:30pm–6:00pm 
Harm Derksen  University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor 
Ranks and Nuclear Norms
of Tensors 
Jan Draisma  Technische Universiteit
Eindhoven 
Higher Secants of Sato's
Grassmannian 
Bruce Reznick  University of Illinois,
UrbanaChampaign 
Writing Forms as Sums of
Higher Powers of Lower Degree Forms 
Adam Ginensky  MEB Options and EESAT

Equations of Secant
Varieties 
Hirotachi Abo  University of Idaho

On Waring's Problem for
Systems of SkewSymmetric Forms 

Third
Session: Saturday, August 3, 3:30pm–6:00pm 
Chris Peterson  Colorado State University 
Algorithms for Tensor Decomposition
via Numerical Homotopy and Optimization 
Luke Oeding  University of California,
Berkeley 
Eigenvectors of Tensors
and Waring Decomposition 
Ke Ye  University of Chicago 
The Decomposition of a Matrix into Toeplitz
Matrices 
Jacob Turner 
Pennsylvania State University 
Contracting Tensor
Networks 
Greg Blekherman 
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Real Rank of Real
Symmetric Tensors 



First
Session: Thursday, October 6, 9:30am–12:00pm 
Giorgio Ottaviani  University of Florence,
Italy 
Decompositions of
Tensors of Small Rank 
Bernard Mourrain  INRIA Sophia Antipolis,
France 
Border Bases, Hilbert
Scheme and Tensor Decomposition 
Daniel Erman  Stanford University 
Tensor Complexes 
Dustin Cartwright  Yale University 
Secant Varieties of
SegreVeronese Varieties 
Adam Ginensky  WH Trading 
Determinantal Equations for Secant
Varieties 

Second
Session: Thursday, October 6, 3:30pm–6:00pm 
Harm Derksen  University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor 
Kruskal's Uniqueness
Inequality is Sharp 
Ke Ye  Texas A&M University 
The Geometry of Tensor Networks 
Shmuel Friedland  University of Illinois,
Chicago 
A Proof of the
Settheoretic Version of a Salmon Conjecture 
Jan Draisma  Eindhoven University of
Technology, Netherlands

A Tropical Approach to
Secant Dimensions 
Hirotachi Abo  University of Idaho

Recent
Progress on the Study of Secant Defectivity of
SegreVeronese Varieties 

Third
Session: Friday, October 7, 3:30pm–6:00pm 
Bruce Reznick  University of Illinois,
UrbanaChampaign 
Some Nonminimal Canonical
Representations of Forms as a Sum of Powers of Linear Forms 
Zach Teitler  Boise State University 
Ranks and Generalized
Ranks 
Chris Peterson  Colorado State University 
Geometry of Tensors and
Numerical Decomposition 
John Rhodes  University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Stochastic Models, Tensor
Rank, and Inequalities 
Luke Oeding  University of California, Berkeley

Toward a Salmon Conjecture 