## Outline for SFWR ENG 4TE3 - COMP SCI 4TE3 (6TE3), Term I, 2018-2019

The course introduces formulations, algorithms, and engineering and science applications of continuous optimization. The applicability of the introduced algorithms and their computational performance are presented.

#### Introduction to Optimization:

• Generic frame of optimization algorithms
• Elementary convex analysis
• Classification of continuous optimization problems

#### Unconstrained Optimization:

• Derivative-free (black-box) algorithms
• Line-search methods
• Newton and trust region methods
• Algorithms based on conjugate directions

#### Constrained Optimization:

• Linear optimization:
• Pivoting algorithms
• Interior point methods
• General nonlinear optimization problems:
• Duality theory
• Barrier methods

Learning objectives, indicators, and rubrics

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