Time and Place: Tuesday, Thursday at 2pm in 338A Davis

Computer Science and Engineering

Instructors: Robert Platt, Hung Ngo.

Date | Topic | Presenters | Material |

8/28/2012 | Introduction | Rob | |

8/30/2012 | Math Background | Rob | Boyd and Vandenberghe, Appendix A |

Convex Sets | Matthew Biernat, Raghavendran Vijendran | Convex Sets (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

Convex Functions | Convex functions (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | ||

Convex optimization problems | Devansh Arpit, Mahmoud Abo Khamis | Convex optimization problems (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

Duality | Duality (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | ||

10/23/2012 | Approximation and Fitting | Approximation and Fitting (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

10/25/2012 | Approximation and Fitting | Approximation and Fitting (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

10/30/2012 | Statistical estimation | Statistical estimation (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

11/1/2012 | Statistical estimation | Statistical estimation (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

11/6/2012 | Geometric problems | Geometric Problems (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

11/8/2012 | Geometric problems | Geometric Problems (Boyd and Vandenberghe) | |

11/13/2012 | Convex Relaxations | Lagrangian relaxations and randomization (Boyd and Vandenberghe), Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 | |

11/15/2012 | Class Cancelled! | ||

11/20/2012 | Convex Relaxations | Lagrangian relaxations and randomization (Boyd and Vandenberghe), Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 | |

11/27/2012 | Sum of Squares | Sum of Squares Constraints (Parrilo, Lall), Paper 1, Paper 2. | |

11/29/2012 | Sum of Squares | Sum of Squares Constraints (Parrilo, Lall), Paper 1, Paper 2. | |

12/4/2012 | Ideals, Varieties | Algebraic Geometry Dictionary (Lall) |