Subject description - B0B33OPT

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B0B33OPT Optimization
Roles:P Extent of teaching:4P+2C
Department:13133 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Werner T. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Kroupa T., Navara M., Olšák P. Credits:7
Tutors:Drbohlav O., Kroupa T., Minařík M., Navara M., Olšák P. Semester:Z,L

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The course provides an introduction to mathematical optimization, specifically to optimization in real vector spaces of finite dimension. The theory is illustrated with a number of examples. You will refresh and extend many topics that you know from linear algebra and calculus courses.

Study targets:

The aim of the course is to teach students to recognize optimization problems around them, formulate them mathematically, estimate their level of difficulty, and solve easier problems.

Course outlines:

1. General problem of continuous optimization.
2. Over-determined linear systems, method of least squares.
3. Minimization of quadratic functions.
4. Using SVD in optimization.
5. Algorithms for free local extrema (gradient, Newton, Gauss-Newton, Levenberg-Marquardt methods).
6. Linear programming.
7. Simplex method.
8. Convex sets and polyhedra. Convex functions.
9. Intro to convex optimization.
10. Lagrange formalism, KKT conditions.
11. Lagrange duality. Duality in linear programming.
12. Examples of non-convex problems.
13. Intro to multicriteria optimization.

Exercises outline:

At seminars, students exercise the theory by solving problems together using blackboard and solve optimization problems in Matlab as homeworks.


Basic: Online lecture notes Tomáš Werner: Optimalizace (see www pages of the course). Optionally, selected parts from the books: Lieven Vandenberghe, Stephen P. Boyd: Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra: Vectors, Matrices, and Least Squares, Cambridge University Press, 2018. Stephen Boyd and Lieven Vandenberghe: Convex Optimization, Cambridge University Press, 2004.


Linear algebra. Calculus, including intro to multivariate calculus. Recommended are numerical algorithms and probability and statistics.


matematická optimalizace, lineární programování, nejmenší čtverce, konvexita

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPKYR_2016 Common courses P 5
BPOI1_2016 Computer and Information Science P 4
BPOI_BO_2016 Common courses P 4
BPOI4_2016 Computer Games and Graphics P 4
BPOI3_2016 Software P 4
BPOI2_2016 Internet of Things P 4
BPBIO_2018 Common courses P 5
BPKYR_2021 Common courses P 5
BPOI_BO_2018 Common courses P 4
BPOI4_2018 Computer Games and Graphics P 4
BPOI3_2018 Software P 4
BPOI2_2018 Internet of Things P 4
BPOI1_2018 Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science P 4

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