homework: one assignment per chapter for chapters 2-8 (15%)
exam: chapters 2-8 (50%)
project: one 5-page double-column report (35%)
review the state-of-the-art for using an optimization approach to solve existing problems and something interesting beyond the existing literature, e.g., a comparison of different approaches in different papers, a new problem formulation and/or solution apply optimization techniques in research area
IEEE conference style, Latex format
Course objectives
help students develop the skills needed to recognize, formulate, and solve convex optimization problems
give students the background required to use optimization methods in their own research
Related fields
Electrical Engineering (especially signal and image processing, communications, control, EDA, CAD)