Course Syllabus: MATH 245C, Spring 2017
- Instructor: Prof. Jiawang Nie
- Office: AP&M 5864.
- Phone: (858) 534-6015.
- Email: njw "AT" math dot ucsd dot edu.
- Office hours: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, MF.
- Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm, MWF
- Location: APM 5402
TA Contact Info
- Eric Evert: firstname.lastname@example.org, OH: 10-11, Wed.&Th, AP&M 6452.
This course will be about using convex techniques to solve nonconvex
problems, to the cutting-edge research advances and applications. To be
precisely, it will cover recently developed new techniques in polynomial
optimization, control theory, convex geometry, moment and tensor
computations, sparse/low rank optimization. The background on linear conic
optimization, like semidefinite programming, is preferable for the class.
- Consent by Instructor.
- The recommended textbook is
Semidefinite Optimization and Convex Algebraic Geometry,
edited by Blekherman, Parrilo and Thomas. A free version for the book
can be obtained here.
Homework will be assigned and collected in class.
Please write your names, ID nubmers, and section numbers on your homework,
and staple together your homework pages.
Homework Assignment #1,
due on 5/10/2017
Homework Assignment #2,
due on 5/22/2017
Homework Assignment #3,
due on 6/05/2017
There will be no written exams in this class.
The final course grade will be based on the performance
of completing homework assignments.
Every student is expected to conduct themselves with academic integrity.
Any kind of cheatings is not allowed in this course.
Violations of academic integrity will be treated seriously.
UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship.