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Optimization Reading Group

This student-run reading group meets weekly to discuss methods and applications of optimization.


Here is a list of resources which group members have recommended.

Boyd's Convex Optimization Video Lectures

Hastie, Tibshirani & Wainwright Statistical Learning with sparsity Primarily about Lasso and its generalizations from a statistical perspective.

Off the Convex Path A blog with reflections on the methods of convex optimization.

I'm a Bandit A blog on Probability, Optimization, and Statistics. The “Complexities of Optimization” course notes on this site are a great introduction to research-level optimization.


Fall 2017

For Fall 2017, the seminar is held on Tuesdays from 1:10-2:00p in MSB 3240


  • 10/3: Organizational Meeting
  • 10/17: Will
  • 10/24: Kirill
  • 10/31: Ji
  • 11/7: Yunshen
  • 11/14: Speaker Needed (Alternate room TBD because 3240 occupied by Qual Exam)
  • 11/21: Mikhail
  • 11/28: Albert
  • 12/5: Speaker Needed
  • 12/12: (Finals Week)

Spring 2017

For Spring 2017, the seminar is held on Fridays from 3:10-4:00p in MSB 3240.


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