Dr Quoc Tran-Dinh

Research Interests:

  • Theory and Algorithms for Convex Optimization
  • Convex Optimization in Machine Learning and Compressive Sensing
  • Sequential Convex Programming (SCP)
  • Parametric and Online Optimization
  • Numerical Methods for Variational Inequality and Equilibrium Problems 


 – 2001: Bsc  in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
– 2003: Msc in Computer Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
– 2009-2012: PhD in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Optimization in Engineering Center (OPTEC), KU Leuven, Belgium.
– 11/2012-9/2015: Postdoc researcher at Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
– As of 10/2015: an assistant professor at the Departement of Statistics and Operations Research (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina, USA.

Publications with LIONS (most recent)

A Newton Frank-Wolfe method for constrained self-concordant minimization

D. Liu; V. Cevher; Q. Tran-Dinh 

Journal Of Global Optimization. 2022. Vol. 83, p. 273–299. DOI : 10.1007/s10898-021-01105-z.

An adaptive primal-dual framework for nonsmooth convex minimization

Q. Tran-Dinh; A. Alacaoglu; O. Fercoq; V. Cevher 

Mathematical Programming Computation. 2020. Vol. 12, p. 451–491. DOI : 10.1007/s12532-019-00173-3.

Smoothing Alternating Direction Methods for Fully Nonsmooth Constrained Convex Optimization

Q. Tran Dinh; V. Cevher 

Large-Scale and Distributed Optimization; Springer, 2018.

A Smooth Primal-Dual Optimization Framework for Nonsmooth Composite Convex Minimization

Q. Tran Dinh; O. Fercoq; V. Cevher 

SIAM Journal on Optimization. 2018-01-11. Vol. 28, num. 1, p. 96-134. DOI : 10.1137/16M1093094.

Analysis of antibiotic multi-resistant bacteria and resistance genes in the effluent of an intensive shrimp farm (Long An, Vietnam)

T. T. H. Pham; P. Rossi; H. D. K. Dinh; N. T. A. Pham; P. A. Tran et al. 

Journal of Environmental Management. 2018. Vol. 214, p. 149-156. DOI : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.02.089.