EEOR E4650: Convex Optimization

Professor Javad Lavaei, UC Berkeley, Teaching at Columbia University in Fall 2013

Instructor: Javad Lavaei
Time: Monday, 10:10 am-12:40 pm
Location: MUDD 834
Office Hours: Mondays, 2-4 pm
TA: Ramtin Madani,
Grading Policy:

  • 30% homework

  • 25% midterm exam

  • 45% course project



  • Convex sets and functions

  • Convex optimization

  • Duality

  • Numerical algorithms

  • Decomposition and distributed algorithms

  • Linear matrix inequality

  • Sum-of-squares technique

  • Application in communications: TCP and congestion control

  • Application in control: stability, robust control and optimal control

  • Application in signal processing: compressed sensing

  • Application in circuits: circuit design

  • Application in power systems: optimal power flow


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