Course Logistics, Course Organization, Course Topics, Subgradients, Basic Inequality, Subgradient Of A Function, Subdifferential, Subgradient Calculus, Some Basic Rules (For Subgradient Calculus), Pointwise Supremum, Weak Rule For Pointwise Supremum, Expectation, Minimization, Composition, Subgradients And Sublevel Sets, Quasigradients
Continuation of Convex Optimization I. Topics include: Subgradient, cutting-plane, and ellipsoid methods. Decentralized convex optimization via primal and dual decomposition. Alternating projections. Exploiting problem structure in implementation. Convex relaxations of hard problems, and global optimization via branch & bound. Robust optimization. Selected applications in areas such as control, circuit design, signal processing, and communications.
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