MATH 571 - Numerical Optimization


I have offered this class in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2018, and am going to teach it again in the academic year 2021-22.


This course provides students with an overview of state-of-the-art numerical methods for solving both unconstrained and constrained, large-scale optimization problems. Algorithm analysis and development will be emphasized, including efficient and robust implementations.

In addition, students will be exposed to state-of-the-art software that can be used to solve optimization problems.


The main references are

Lars Ruthotto
Lars Ruthotto
Winship Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science