6.881 Optimization for Machine Learning


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
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.