Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner
Bernd Gärtner (CAB G31.1)
David Steurer (CAB H37.1)
Rares Buhai (CAB H37.1)
Jingqiu Ding (CAB H37.1)
Tommaso D'Orsi (CAB H37.2)
Saeed Ilchi (CAB G32.1)
Chih-Hung Liu (CAB H19.3)
Federico Soldà (CAB H31.2)
Stefan Tiegel (CAB J21.3), contact assistant
Mon 13-14 (online),
Tue 10-12 (online).
|Credit Points:||10CP (261-5110-00L, 3V + 2U + 4A)|
This course provides an in-depth theoretical treatment of optimization methods that are particularly relevant in machine learning and data science.
|Moodle:||All materials in the course are published through the moodle page of the course.|
|Prerequisites:||As background, we require material taught in the course "252-0209-00L Algorithms, Probability, and Computing". It is not necessary that participants have actually taken the course, but they should be prepared to catch up if necessary.|
|Grading:||There will be a written exam in the examination session. Furthermore, there will be two mandatory written special assignments during the semester. The final grade of the whole course will be calculated as a weighted average of the grades for the exam (80%) and the special assignments (20%).|
|Special Assignments:||At two times in the course of the semester, we will hand out specially marked exercises or term projects — the written part of the solutions are expected to be typeset in LaTeX or similar. Solutions will be graded, and the grades will account for 20% of the final grade. Assignments can be discussed with colleagues, but we expect an independent writeup.|
Date to be determined. The exam lasts 180 minutes, it is written and closed-book. No written material permitted!
The exercises are discussed in classes. Students are expected to try to solve the problems beforehand. Your assistant is happy to look at your solutions and correct/comment them. We assign students to classes according to surnames. Attendance according to these assignments is not compulsory but encouraged. The details of the classes are as follows.
|Group||Time||Room||Students with Surnames (Last Names)||Assistant|
|A||Tue 14-16||online||M - Z||First half: Federico Soldà Second half: Yuan Gao|
|B||Tue 16-18||online||A - L||First half: Rares Buhai Second half: Yuhao Yao|