Introduction to Optimization

CS/ECE/ISyE 524, Spring 2016–17 University of Wisconsin–Madison

This course is an introduction to optimization from a modeling perspective. The aim is to teach students to recognize and solve optimization problems that arise in industry and research applications. Examples will be drawn from a variety of disciplines, including computer science, operations research, control and mechanical engineering, machine learning, and business/finance.

Lectures: Tue/Thu, 1:00pm–2:15pm, CompSci, Room 1221.
Instructor: Laurent Lessard.
Office hours: TBA, usually Mon/Fri, 11am-12:30pm, Discovery bldg.
(near Aldo’s cafe). Also, in class before+after lecture.

Discussion forum: Piazza.
Submitting assignments: Gradescope.


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