DTU Ørsted Lecture - Convex Optimization

By Lecturer Professor Stephen Boyd, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Convex optimization has emerged as useful tool for applications that include data analysis and model fitting, resource allocation, engineering design, network design and optimization, finance, and control and signal processing. After an overview of the mathematics, algorithms, and software frameworks for convex optimization, we turn to common themes that arise across applications, such as sparsity and relaxation. We describe recent work on real-time embedded convex optimization, in which small problems are solved repeatedly in millisecond or microsecond time frames, and large-scale distributed convex optimization, in which many solvers are coordinated to solve enormous problems.

Professor Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, in the Information Systems Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University. He holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Computer Science and Management Science and Engineering, and is a member of the Institute for Computational Mathematics and Engineering. His current interests include convex programming applications in control, machine learning, signal processing, finance, and circuit design. He received an AB degree in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1980, and a PhD in EECS from U. C. Berkeley in 1985. He holds honorary doctorates from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). He is the author of many papers and several books, including Convex Optimization (with Lieven Vandenberghe, 2004) and Linear Matrix Inequalities in Systems and Control (with El Ghaoui, Feron, and Balakrishnan). His group has created many open source software packages, including the widely used packages for convex optimization CVX, CVXPY, and Convex.jl. He is a fellow of IEEE, SIAM, and INFORMS, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

You are also invited to the reception after the DTU Ørsted Lecture.


Mon 25 Jun 18
15:00 - 16:00




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