Convex Sets and Functions

June 01, 2011, Elings Hall 1605

Stephen Boyd

, Electrical Engineering


We cover the basic mathematics behind convex optimization, focusing on topics useful for applications. We catalog examples of common convex sets and functions, and various operations that preserve convexity.

Speaker's Bio

Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, and circuit design.

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