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Convex Optimization I, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 52 days
    Duration
, CA,
Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. The basics of convex analysis and theory of convex programming: optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, and applications. The Convex Optimization I is offered by Stanford Summer.

About

Concentrates on recognizing and solving convex optimization problems that arise in applications. Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. Basics of convex analysis. Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax, extremal volume, and other problems. Optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, and applications. Interior-point methods. Applications to signal processing, statistics and machine learning, control and mechanical engineering, digital and analog circuit design, and finance.

The Convex Optimization I is offered by Stanford Summer.

Course Objectives

  • to give students the tools and training to recognize convex optimization problems that arise in applications
  • to present the basic theory of such problems, concentrating on results that are useful in computation
  • to give students a thorough understanding of how such problems are solved, and some experience in solving them
  • to give students the background required to use the methods in their own research work or applications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International students who require a Stanford Sponsored I-20: April 3
    • Domestic and International students who do not require a Stanford Sponsored I-20: May 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 52 days
  • Credits
    3 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, and geometric programming. 

Numerical algorithms for smooth and equality constrained problems; interior-point methods for inequality constrained problems. 

Applications to signal processing, communications, control, analog and digital circuit design, computational geometry, statistics, machine learning, and mechanical engineering.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of full-time university or post-secondary courses.
Prerequisite
  • Linear algebra such as EE263, basic probability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3156 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD for the full programme and a duration of 52 days.
  • National

    3156 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD for the full programme and a duration of 52 days.
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  • Tuition fee for graduate students: $3,078

Living costs for Stanford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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