Instructor: ChoJui Hsieh Office location: Mathematical Sciences Building (MSB) 4232 Email: chohsieh@ucdavis.edu Office hours: TBD 
TA: Puyudi Yang Email: pydyang@ucdavis.edu 
Date 
Topic 
Readings and links 
Lectures 
Assignments 
Tues 9/25

Mathemetical Background 



Thurs 9/28 
Introduction to Optimization

N&W Chapter 1, 2.1 B&V Chapter 1, 2 


Tues 10/3 
Gradient descent

B&V Chapter 9.19.3 N&W Chapter 2.2 

Thurs 10/5 
Line Search

N&W Chapter 3.13.3 