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Convex Optimization (2 - 3 cr)

August 22 - 24, 2011 Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, hall S3, Otakaari 5 A

Registration by August 16 by eAGE  


Professor Marcello de Campos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Course contents

Introduction and background on convex sets and functions, optimization problems, convex optimization problems, duality, algorithms for unconstrained and constrained optimization, applications.

 Way of passing the course

There will be an exam at the end of the course, August 24. Students may qualify for an extra credit if they complete a course project, to be submitted after the course (deadline one week after the course).

Results by September 9


1. Convex Optimization, S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe, Convex Optimization, Cambridge Press.
2. Selected papers
3. Lecture notes

Daily schedule:

Monday start at 10:00

9 - 12 Lectures (coffee break 10:00-10:15)
12-13 Lunch (own cost)
13-16 Lectures (coffee break 14:30-14:45)

Networking event on Monday at 16:30. Pizza & Salad buffet at "Keltsu" / Dipoli (incl.).
Exam on Wednesday afternoon.


Course is free of charge for GETA & Infotec Oulu students.
Other post graduate students from universities 60 EUR.
Industry participants 100 EUR.

Lecture material, coffee daily  and networking event are included.


Arranged to GETA students. RadissonBlue in Otaniemi. If somenone needs a low cost hotel: see Omena Hotels in Helsinki.