6.881 Optimization for Machine Learning

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Graduate Level
Units 3-0-9
Prereqs: 18.06, 6.036; 6.041; 6.255
Instructor:  Professor Suvrit Sra
Schedule:  MW1-2:30, room 32-155
 
Description
This subject qualifies as an Artificial Intelligence concentration subject.
 
Covers topics in optimization inspired by machine learning. Particular emphasis is laid on large-scale optimization as well as non-convex optimization models, theory, and algorithms. The focus is on theory with an eye for practical value. Exposes students to research questions in the area of optimization.