Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.08.2019 - 23.08.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kalyanmoy Deb

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018-2019 (not lectured)

2019-2020 August, summer intensive course

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The aim is to get acquainted with different types of nonlinear optimization problems and optimization methodologies including optimality conditions, some well-known nonlinear programming methods. A major emphasis will be given in introducing evolutionary optimization methodologies and their scope in solving practical optimization problems. Issues such as constrained handling, multi-objective optimization and decision-making, customization procedures, hybrid methodologies, uncertainty-based optimization, multi-level optimization, and large-scale optimization will be covered. A number of cases studies from indus-tries will be discussed.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Part A: Optimization Fundamentals: Scope of optimization in economics, sci-ence and engineering, optimization basics, Structured optimization, such as integer programming and linear and quadratic programming.
Part B: Evolutionary Optimization: Fundamentals, constrained handling, cus-tomization methodologies, multi-objective optimization and decision-making, uncertainty handling leading to robust and reliability-based optimization, bilevel optimization.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assigments and final exam, see more detailes in the course syllabus on MyCourses

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 36 h
independent work 138 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Informed in MyCourses

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory courses in quantitative methods. An introduction to MATLAB-based optimization techniques will be given in the class.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Time table is following:

5-8 August: Lectures 09:15 - 12:00 & problem solving 14.15-16.00
12-14 August: Lectures 09:15- 12:00 & Problem Solving 14:15-16:00

Final Exam: 22 August, 2019 (Thursday), Time see WebOodi

Term Project Due: 10 September 2019

Grades will be submitted by end of September


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