MATH 834 (Optimization Theory and Applications):

Bahman Gharesifard
Fall 2015


This course develops rigorously the theory of convex sets and functions, provides a geometric treatment of convex optimization problems, and offers algorithmic procedures for solving constrained convex optimization problems arising in engineering, mathematics, and economics. For parts of this course, we will develop the required mathematical structures for studying optimization problems in finite- and infinite-dimensional vectors spaces, however, the main focus of this course will be on finite-dimensional optimization.


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    (Undergraduate students): Note: If your final exam grade is below 40%, that grade will be your grade for the course.

    (Graduate students):
    Note: There is possibly additional questions in your homework/exams

For questions, contact me with bahman at or with 613-533-2441 (I prefer emails)