# Talks

## Selected Videos

*Strongly Tail-Optimal Scheduling in the Light-Tailed M/G/1*

*Recent Progress in Queueing and Scheduling Theory (for a TCS Audience)*

## Talks

#### Local Hedging Solves Pandora’s Box Problems with Nonobligatory Inspection

INFORMS 2024.

[slides] [paper]

*Previous title:* Local Hedging Solves Pandora’s Box Problems with Optional Inspection.

#### Strongly Tail-Optimal Scheduling in the Light-Tailed M/G/1

YinzOR 2024, SPCOM 2024, SNAPP Seminar 2024, UMass Amherst CS Theory Seminar 2024.

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### A New Design Tool for Bayesian Optimization: the Gittins Index

Cambridge CBL Seminar 2024.

[slides] [paper] [arXiv]

#### Performance of the Gittins Policy in the G/G/1 and G/G/*k*, With and Without Setup Times

INFORMS APS 2023.

[slides] [paper]

#### The Role of Advanced Math in Teaching Performance Modeling

TeaPACS 2023.

[slides]

#### Recent Progress in Queueing and Scheduling Theory (for a TCS Audience)

#### How Robust Is the Gittins Policy for Queue Scheduling

JMM 2023.

[slides]

#### Markov-Process Multi-Golf: A Gittins Index Tutorial

UC Berkeley Simons Institute Whiteboard Talk 2022.

[notes]

#### A New Toolbox for Scheduling Theory

Stanford GSB OIT Seminar 2023, Harvard Systems-Theory Seminar 2023, Northwestern Kellog Seminar 2022, Amsterdam Applied Probability Seminar 2022, TU/e SOR Seminar 2022, Michigan IOE Seminar 2022, Cornell ORIE Special Seminar 2022, Chicago Booth Workshop in Operations/Management Science 2022, Caltech Frontiers in Computing + Mathematical Sciences Symposium 2022.

[slides] [thesis]

#### Drifting Towards Progress in Multiserver Scheduling

CORS/INFORMS International 2022.

[slides]

#### WINE: A New Queueing Identity for Analyzing Scheduling Policies in Multiserver Systems

Cornell CAM Seminar 2023, CORS/INFORMS International 2022, INFORMS 2021.

[slides]

*Previous title:* A New Queueing Identity with Applications to Multiserver Scheduling.

#### Uniform Bounds for Scheduling with Job Size Estimates

LATA 2023, ITCS 2022.

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### The Gittins Policy in the M/G/1 Queue

EURO 2022, WiOpt 2021.

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### How to Schedule Near-Optimally under Real-World Constraints

Michigan CSP Seminar 2021.

[slides] [paper]

#### Coupling Techniques for Complex Control Problems

**Tutorial** at SIGMETRICS 2021.

*Part 1:* sample-path coupling [slides] [video]

*Part 2:* steady-state coupling [slides] [video]

#### The Gittins Policy Is Nearly Optimal in the M/G/k under Extremely General Conditions

SIGMETRICS 2021, Stanford Information Theory Forum 2021, UIUC SINE Seminar 2021.

[slides] [video] [paper] [long slides]

#### Bounding Mean Slowdown in Multiserver Systems

#### Near-Optimal Scheduling: Towards a Unified Theory

Ohio State Seminar 2021.

[slides]

#### Optimal Multiserver Scheduling with Unknown Job Sizes in Heavy Traffic

MAMA 2020.

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### Characterizing Policies with Optimal Response Time Tails under Heavy-Tailed Job Sizes

SIGMETRICS 2020.

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### Simple Near-Optimal Scheduling for the M/G/1

SIGMETRICS 2020, MAMA 2019, INFORMS 2019, Stanford ISL Colloquium 2019.

**SIGMETRICS 2020 Best Video Award.**

[slides] [video] [paper]

#### Unfair Scheduling Patterns in NUMA Architectures

#### The Power of SOAP Scheduling

**Tutorial** at SIGMETRICS 2019.

[slides]

#### Optimal Scheduling and Exact Response Time Analysis for Multistage Jobs

INFORMS 2018, YEQT 2018.

[slides] [paper]

#### SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies

INFORMS 2018, SIGMETRICS 2018, CMU CS Theory Lunch 2018, TU/e Stochastics Colloquium 2018, UvA SPIP Meeting 2018, IBM Research Seminar 2019, UW CS Theory Seminar 2019, UC Berkeley IEOR Seminar 2019.

[slides] [video] [paper] [short slides]

#### Open Problem—M/G/1 Scheduling with Preemption Delays

INFORMS 2018.

[slides] [paper]

#### Optimally Scheduling Jobs with Multiple Tasks

INFORMS 2017, YinzOR 2017, INFORMS APS 2017, MAMA 2017.

[slides] [paper]

#### A Program Optimization for Automatic Database Result Caching

POPL 2017, PLDI 2016 Student Research Competition.

[slides] [paper]