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Continuous Optimization

LocationUtrecht University
Weeks37 - 51
LectureMonday, 13:15 - 15:00
Provider Operations Research (LNMB), 4TU
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Continuous Optimization [Fall 2019]

Prerequisite knowledge

The student should have a solid bachelor level knowledge linear algebra and multivariate analysis. The student should also have knowledge of linear optimization and convex analysis to the level of being able to follow the text and do the exercises from the following:

Aim of the course

This course aims to provide a concise introduction into the basics of continuous unconstrained, constrained and conic optimization.

The course starts with an analysis of convex sets and convex functions. Duality in convex optimization is the next topic. We consider Lagrange- and saddle-point duality. Then an introduction into theory and basic algorithms for unconstrained and constrained nonlinear problems is presented. The courses finished with the study of conic optimization problems.

Learning goals

The student will be able to:


Daniel Dadush, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, e-mail: