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16.888 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MIT) 16.888 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MIT)

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This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem: (i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization. There is a version of this course (16.60s) offered through the MIT Professional Institute, targeted at professional engineers. This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem: (i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization. There is a version of this course (16.60s) offered through the MIT Professional Institute, targeted at professional engineers.

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optimization | optimization | multidisciplinary design optimization | multidisciplinary design optimization | MDO | MDO | subsystem identification | subsystem identification | interface design | interface design | linear constrained optimization fomulation | linear constrained optimization fomulation | non-linear constrained optimization formulation | non-linear constrained optimization formulation | scalar optimization | scalar optimization | vector optimization | vector optimization | systems engineering | systems engineering | complex systems | complex systems | heuristic search methods | heuristic search methods | tabu search | tabu search | simulated annealing | simulated annealing | genertic algorithms | genertic algorithms | sensitivity | sensitivity | tradeoff analysis | tradeoff analysis | goal programming | goal programming | isoperformance | isoperformance | pareto optimality | pareto optimality | flowchart | flowchart | design vector | design vector | simulation model | simulation model | objective vector | objective vector | input | input | discipline | discipline | output | output | coupling | coupling | multiobjective optimization | multiobjective optimization | optimization algorithms | optimization algorithms | tradespace exploration | tradespace exploration | numerical techniques | numerical techniques | direct methods | direct methods | penalty methods | penalty methods | heuristic techniques | heuristic techniques | SA | SA | GA | GA | approximation methods | approximation methods | sensitivity analysis | sensitivity analysis | isoperformace | isoperformace | output evaluation | output evaluation | MSDO framework | MSDO framework

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15.093J Optimization Methods (MIT) 15.093J Optimization Methods (MIT)

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This course introduces the principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear, dynamic optimization and optimal control. Emphasis is on methodology and the underlying mathematical structures. Topics include the simplex method, network flow methods, branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization, optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization, interior point methods for convex optimization, Newton's method, heuristic methods, and dynamic programming and optimal control methods. This course introduces the principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear, dynamic optimization and optimal control. Emphasis is on methodology and the underlying mathematical structures. Topics include the simplex method, network flow methods, branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization, optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization, interior point methods for convex optimization, Newton's method, heuristic methods, and dynamic programming and optimal control methods.

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Linear optimization | Linear optimization | Robust optimization | Robust optimization | Network flows | Network flows | Discrete optimization | Discrete optimization | Dynamic optimization | Dynamic optimization | Nonlinear optimization | Nonlinear optimization

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15.083J Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (MIT) 15.083J Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (MIT)

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The course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory, algorithms and applications of integer optimization and is organized in four parts: formulations and relaxations, algebra and geometry of integer optimization, algorithms for integer optimization, and extensions of integer optimization. The course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory, algorithms and applications of integer optimization and is organized in four parts: formulations and relaxations, algebra and geometry of integer optimization, algorithms for integer optimization, and extensions of integer optimization.

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theory | theory | algorithms | algorithms | integer optimization | integer optimization | formulations and relaxations | formulations and relaxations | algebra and geometry of integer optimization | algebra and geometry of integer optimization | algorithms for integer optimization | algorithms for integer optimization | extensions of integer optimization | extensions of integer optimization | 15.083 | 15.083

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15.093 Optimization Methods (SMA 5213) (MIT) 15.093 Optimization Methods (SMA 5213) (MIT)

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This course introduces the principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear, dynamic optimization and optimal control. Emphasis is on methodology and the underlying mathematical structures. Topics include the simplex method, network flow methods, branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization, optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization, interior point methods for convex optimization, Newton's method, heuristic methods, and dynamic programming and optimal control methods. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5213 (Optimisation Methods). This course introduces the principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear, dynamic optimization and optimal control. Emphasis is on methodology and the underlying mathematical structures. Topics include the simplex method, network flow methods, branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization, optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization, interior point methods for convex optimization, Newton's method, heuristic methods, and dynamic programming and optimal control methods. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5213 (Optimisation Methods).

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principal algorithms | principal algorithms | linear | linear | network | network | discrete | discrete | nonlinear | nonlinear | dynamic optimization | dynamic optimization | optimal control | optimal control | methodology and the underlying mathematical structures | methodology and the underlying mathematical structures | simplex method | simplex method | network flow methods | network flow methods | branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization | branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization | optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization | optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization | interior point methods for convex optimization | interior point methods for convex optimization | Newton's method | Newton's method | heuristic methods | heuristic methods | dynamic programming | dynamic programming | optimal control methods | optimal control methods | SMA 5213 | SMA 5213

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6.251J Introduction to Mathematical Programming (MIT) 6.251J Introduction to Mathematical Programming (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to linear optimization and its extensions emphasizing the underlying mathematical structures, geometrical ideas, algorithms and solutions of practical problems. The topics covered include: formulations, the geometry of linear optimization, duality theory, the simplex method, sensitivity analysis, robust optimization, large scale optimization network flows, solving problems with an exponential number of constraints and the ellipsoid method, interior point methods, semidefinite optimization, solving real world problems problems with computer software, discrete optimization formulations and algorithms. This course is an introduction to linear optimization and its extensions emphasizing the underlying mathematical structures, geometrical ideas, algorithms and solutions of practical problems. The topics covered include: formulations, the geometry of linear optimization, duality theory, the simplex method, sensitivity analysis, robust optimization, large scale optimization network flows, solving problems with an exponential number of constraints and the ellipsoid method, interior point methods, semidefinite optimization, solving real world problems problems with computer software, discrete optimization formulations and algorithms.

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Formulations | Formulations | Simplex method | Simplex method | Duality theory | Duality theory | Sensitivity analysis | Sensitivity analysis | Robust optimization | Robust optimization | Large scale optimization | Large scale optimization | Network flows | Network flows | The Ellipsoid method | The Ellipsoid method | Interior point methods | Interior point methods | Semidefinite optimization | Semidefinite optimization | Discrete optimization | Discrete optimization

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16.888 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MIT)

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This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem: (i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization. There is a version of this course (16.60s) offered through the MIT Professional Institute, targeted at professional engineers.

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optimization | multidisciplinary design optimization | MDO | subsystem identification | interface design | linear constrained optimization fomulation | non-linear constrained optimization formulation | scalar optimization | vector optimization | systems engineering | complex systems | heuristic search methods | tabu search | simulated annealing | genertic algorithms | sensitivity | tradeoff analysis | goal programming | isoperformance | pareto optimality | flowchart | design vector | simulation model | objective vector | input | discipline | output | coupling | multiobjective optimization | optimization algorithms | tradespace exploration | numerical techniques | direct methods | penalty methods | heuristic techniques | SA | GA | approximation methods | sensitivity analysis | isoperformace | output evaluation | MSDO framework

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15.099 Readings in Optimization (MIT) 15.099 Readings in Optimization (MIT)

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In keeping with the tradition of the last twenty-some years, the Readings in Optimization seminar will focus on an advanced topic of interest to a portion of the MIT optimization community: randomized methods for deterministic optimization. In contrast to conventional optimization algorithms whose iterates are computed and analyzed deterministically, randomized methods rely on stochastic processes and random number/vector generation as part of the algorithm and/or its analysis. In the seminar, we will study some very recent papers on this topic, many by MIT faculty, as well as some older papers from the existing literature that are only now receiving attention. In keeping with the tradition of the last twenty-some years, the Readings in Optimization seminar will focus on an advanced topic of interest to a portion of the MIT optimization community: randomized methods for deterministic optimization. In contrast to conventional optimization algorithms whose iterates are computed and analyzed deterministically, randomized methods rely on stochastic processes and random number/vector generation as part of the algorithm and/or its analysis. In the seminar, we will study some very recent papers on this topic, many by MIT faculty, as well as some older papers from the existing literature that are only now receiving attention.

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deterministic optimization; algorithms; stochastic processes; random number generation; simplex method; nonlinear; convex; complexity analysis; semidefinite programming; heuristic; global optimization; Las Vegas algorithm; randomized algorithm; linear programming; search techniques; hit and run; NP-hard; approximation | deterministic optimization; algorithms; stochastic processes; random number generation; simplex method; nonlinear; convex; complexity analysis; semidefinite programming; heuristic; global optimization; Las Vegas algorithm; randomized algorithm; linear programming; search techniques; hit and run; NP-hard; approximation | deterministic optimization | deterministic optimization | algorithms | algorithms | stochastic processes | stochastic processes | random number generation | random number generation | simplex method | simplex method | nonlinear | nonlinear | convex | convex | complexity analysis | complexity analysis | semidefinite programming | semidefinite programming | heuristic | heuristic | global optimization | global optimization | Las Vegas algorithm | Las Vegas algorithm | randomized algorithm | randomized algorithm | linear programming | linear programming | search techniques | search techniques | hit and run | hit and run | NP-hard | NP-hard | approximation | approximation

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6.252J Nonlinear Programming (MIT) 6.252J Nonlinear Programming (MIT)

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6.252J is a course in the department's "Communication, Control, and Signal Processing" concentration. This course provides a unified analytical and computational approach to nonlinear optimization problems. The topics covered in this course include: unconstrained optimization methods, constrained optimization methods, convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, nondifferentiable optimization, and applications in integer programming. There is also a comprehensive treatment of optimality conditions, Lagrange multiplier theory, and duality theory. Throughout the course, applications are drawn from control, communications, power systems, and resource allocation problems. 6.252J is a course in the department's "Communication, Control, and Signal Processing" concentration. This course provides a unified analytical and computational approach to nonlinear optimization problems. The topics covered in this course include: unconstrained optimization methods, constrained optimization methods, convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, nondifferentiable optimization, and applications in integer programming. There is also a comprehensive treatment of optimality conditions, Lagrange multiplier theory, and duality theory. Throughout the course, applications are drawn from control, communications, power systems, and resource allocation problems.

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nonlinear programming | nonlinear programming | non-linear programming | non-linear programming | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | unconstrained optimization | unconstrained optimization | gradient | gradient | conjugate direction | conjugate direction | Newton | Newton | quasi-Newton methods | quasi-Newton methods | constrained optimization | constrained optimization | feasible directions | feasible directions | projection | projection | interior point | interior point | Lagrange multiplier | Lagrange multiplier | convex analysis | convex analysis | Lagrangian relaxation | Lagrangian relaxation | nondifferentiable optimization | nondifferentiable optimization | integer programming | integer programming | optimality conditions | optimality conditions | Lagrange multiplier theory | Lagrange multiplier theory | duality theory | duality theory | control | control | communications | communications | power systems | power systems | resource allocation | resource allocation | 6.252 | 6.252 | 15.084 | 15.084

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16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT) 16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT)

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This course studies the principles of deterministic optimal control. It uses variational calculus and Pontryagin's maximum principle. It focuses on applications of the theory, including optimal feedback control, time-optimal control, and others. Dynamic programming and numerical search algorithms are introduced briefly. This course studies the principles of deterministic optimal control. It uses variational calculus and Pontryagin's maximum principle. It focuses on applications of the theory, including optimal feedback control, time-optimal control, and others. Dynamic programming and numerical search algorithms are introduced briefly.

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nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | linear quadratic regulators | linear quadratic regulators | MATLAB implementation | MATLAB implementation | dynamic programming | dynamic programming | calculus of variations | calculus of variations | LQR | LQR | LQG | LQG | stochastic optimization | stochastic optimization | on-line optimization and control | on-line optimization and control | constrained optimization | constrained optimization | signals | signals | system norms | system norms | Model Predictive Behavior | Model Predictive Behavior | quadratic programming | quadratic programming | mixed-integer linear programming | mixed-integer linear programming | linear programming | linear programming

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice. This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice.

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decision analysis | decision analysis | discrete probability distributions | discrete probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | normal probability distribution | normal probability distribution | statistical sampling | statistical sampling | regression models | regression models | linear optimization | linear optimization | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | discrete optimization | discrete optimization

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce first-year Sloan MBA students to the fundamental techniques of using data. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about decision problems in order to make informed management decisions. This course is designed to introduce first-year Sloan MBA students to the fundamental techniques of using data. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about decision problems in order to make informed management decisions.

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decision analysis | decision analysis | discrete probability distributions | discrete probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | normal probability distribution | normal probability distribution | statistical sampling | statistical sampling | regression models | regression models | linear optimization | linear optimization | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | discrete optimization | discrete optimization

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15.083J Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (MIT) 15.083J Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (MIT)

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The course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory, algorithms and applications of integer optimization and is organized in four parts: formulations and relaxations, algebra and geometry of integer optimization, algorithms for integer optimization, and extensions of integer optimization. The course is a comprehensive introduction to the theory, algorithms and applications of integer optimization and is organized in four parts: formulations and relaxations, algebra and geometry of integer optimization, algorithms for integer optimization, and extensions of integer optimization.

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mixed integer optimization | mixed integer optimization | algorithms for integer optimization | algorithms for integer optimization | robust discrete optimization | robust discrete optimization

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice. This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice.

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decision analysis | decision analysis | discrete probability distributions | discrete probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | normal probability distribution | normal probability distribution | statistical sampling | statistical sampling | regression models | regression models | linear optimization | linear optimization | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | discrete optimization | discrete optimization

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice. This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice.

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decision analysis | decision analysis | discrete probability distributions | discrete probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | normal probability distribution | normal probability distribution | statistical sampling | statistical sampling | regression models | regression models | linear optimization | linear optimization | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | discrete optimization | discrete optimization

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15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT) 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice. This course is designed to introduce first-year MBA students to the fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions. In particular, the course focuses on various ways of modeling, or thinking structurally about, decision problems in order to enhance decision-making skills. Topics include decision analysis, probability, random variables, statistical estimation, regression, simulation, linear optimization, as well as nonlinear and discrete optimization. Management cases are used extensively to illustrate the practical use of modeling tools to improve the management practice.

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decision analysis | decision analysis | discrete probability distributions | discrete probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | continuous probability distributions | normal probability distribution | normal probability distribution | statistical sampling | statistical sampling | regression models | regression models | linear optimization | linear optimization | nonlinear optimization | nonlinear optimization | discrete optimization | discrete optimization

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16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT) 16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT)

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This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization paradigms include linear, integer and dynamic programming. Decision-making paradigms include decision theoretic planning, and Markov decision processes. This course is offered both to undergraduate (16.410) students as a professional area undergraduate subject, in the field of aerospace information This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization paradigms include linear, integer and dynamic programming. Decision-making paradigms include decision theoretic planning, and Markov decision processes. This course is offered both to undergraduate (16.410) students as a professional area undergraduate subject, in the field of aerospace information

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autonomy | autonomy | decision | decision | decision-making | decision-making | reasoning | reasoning | optimization | optimization | autonomous | autonomous | autonomous systems | autonomous systems | decision support | decision support | algorithms | algorithms | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | a.i. | a.i. | operations | operations | operations research | operations research | logic | logic | deduction | deduction | heuristic search | heuristic search | constraint-based search | constraint-based search | model-based reasoning | model-based reasoning | planning | planning | execution | execution | uncertainty | uncertainty | machine learning | machine learning | linear programming | linear programming | dynamic programming | dynamic programming | integer programming | integer programming | network optimization | network optimization | decision analysis | decision analysis | decision theoretic planning | decision theoretic planning | Markov decision process | Markov decision process | scheme | scheme | propositional logic | propositional logic | constraints | constraints | Markov processes | Markov processes | computational performance | computational performance | satisfaction | satisfaction | learning algorithms | learning algorithms | system state | system state | state | state | search treees | search treees | plan spaces | plan spaces | model theory | model theory | decision trees | decision trees | function approximators | function approximators | optimization algorithms | optimization algorithms | limitations | limitations | tradeoffs | tradeoffs | search and reasoning | search and reasoning | game tree search | game tree search | local stochastic search | local stochastic search | stochastic | stochastic | genetic algorithms | genetic algorithms | constraint satisfaction | constraint satisfaction | propositional inference | propositional inference | rule-based systems | rule-based systems | rule-based | rule-based | model-based diagnosis | model-based diagnosis | neural nets | neural nets | reinforcement learning | reinforcement learning | web-based | web-based | search trees | search trees

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6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems (MIT) 6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Modern computing platforms provide unprecedented amounts of raw computational power. But significant complexity comes along with this power, to the point that making useful computations exploit even a fraction of the potential of the computing platform is a substantial challenge. Indeed, obtaining good performance requires a comprehensive understanding of all layers of the underlying platform, deep insight into the computation at hand, and the ingenuity and creativity required to obtain an effective mapping of the computation onto the machine. The reward for mastering these sophisticated and challenging topics is the ability to make computations that can process large amount of data orders of magnitude more quickly and efficiently and to obtain re Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. Modern computing platforms provide unprecedented amounts of raw computational power. But significant complexity comes along with this power, to the point that making useful computations exploit even a fraction of the potential of the computing platform is a substantial challenge. Indeed, obtaining good performance requires a comprehensive understanding of all layers of the underlying platform, deep insight into the computation at hand, and the ingenuity and creativity required to obtain an effective mapping of the computation onto the machine. The reward for mastering these sophisticated and challenging topics is the ability to make computations that can process large amount of data orders of magnitude more quickly and efficiently and to obtain re

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performance analysis | performance analysis | algorithmic techniques | algorithmic techniques | high performance | high performance | instruction level optimization | instruction level optimization | cache optimization | cache optimization | memory optimization | memory optimization | parallel programming | parallel programming | scalable distributed systems | scalable distributed systems

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16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT) 16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT)

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This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization paradigms include linear, integer and dynamic programming. Decision-making paradigms include decision theoretic planning, and Markov decision processes. This course is offered both to undergraduate (16.410) students as a professional area undergraduate subject, in the field of aerospace information This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization paradigms include linear, integer and dynamic programming. Decision-making paradigms include decision theoretic planning, and Markov decision processes. This course is offered both to undergraduate (16.410) students as a professional area undergraduate subject, in the field of aerospace information

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autonomy | autonomy | decision | decision | decision-making | decision-making | reasoning | reasoning | optimization | optimization | autonomous | autonomous | autonomous systems | autonomous systems | decision support | decision support | algorithms | algorithms | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | a.i. | a.i. | operations | operations | operations research | operations research | logic | logic | deduction | deduction | heuristic search | heuristic search | constraint-based search | constraint-based search | model-based reasoning | model-based reasoning | planning | planning | execution | execution | uncertainty | uncertainty | machine learning | machine learning | linear programming | linear programming | dynamic programming | dynamic programming | integer programming | integer programming | network optimization | network optimization | decision analysis | decision analysis | decision theoretic planning | decision theoretic planning | Markov decision process | Markov decision process | scheme | scheme | propositional logic | propositional logic | constraints | constraints | Markov processes | Markov processes | computational performance | computational performance | satisfaction | satisfaction | learning algorithms | learning algorithms | system state | system state | state | state | search treees | search treees | plan spaces | plan spaces | model theory | model theory | decision trees | decision trees | function approximators | function approximators | optimization algorithms | optimization algorithms | limitations | limitations | tradeoffs | tradeoffs | search and reasoning | search and reasoning | game tree search | game tree search | local stochastic search | local stochastic search | stochastic | stochastic | genetic algorithms | genetic algorithms | constraint satisfaction | constraint satisfaction | propositional inference | propositional inference | rule-based systems | rule-based systems | rule-based | rule-based | model-based diagnosis | model-based diagnosis | neural nets | neural nets | reinforcement learning | reinforcement learning | web-based | web-based | search trees | search trees

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6.253 Convex Analysis and Optimization (MIT) 6.253 Convex Analysis and Optimization (MIT)

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6.253 develops the core analytical issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory, using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions is discussed in detail, and is the basis for an intuitive, highly visual, geometrical approach to the subject. 6.253 develops the core analytical issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory, using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions is discussed in detail, and is the basis for an intuitive, highly visual, geometrical approach to the subject.

Subjects

affine hulls | affine hulls | recession cones | recession cones | global minima | global minima | local minima | local minima | optimal solutions | optimal solutions | hyper planes | hyper planes | minimax theory | minimax theory | polyhedral convexity | polyhedral convexity | polyhedral cones | polyhedral cones | polyhedral sets | polyhedral sets | convex analysis | convex analysis | optimization | optimization | convexity | convexity | Lagrange multipliers | Lagrange multipliers | duality | duality | continuous optimization | continuous optimization | saddle point theory | saddle point theory | linear algebra | linear algebra | real analysis | real analysis | convex sets | convex sets | convex functions | convex functions | extreme points | extreme points | subgradients | subgradients | constrained optimization | constrained optimization | directional derivatives | directional derivatives | subdifferentials | subdifferentials | conical approximations | conical approximations | Fritz John optimality | Fritz John optimality | Exact penalty functions | Exact penalty functions | conjugate duality | conjugate duality | conjugate functions | conjugate functions | Fenchel duality | Fenchel duality | exact penalty functions | exact penalty functions | dual computational methods | dual computational methods

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15.093J Optimization Methods (MIT)

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This course introduces the principal algorithms for linear, network, discrete, nonlinear, dynamic optimization and optimal control. Emphasis is on methodology and the underlying mathematical structures. Topics include the simplex method, network flow methods, branch and bound and cutting plane methods for discrete optimization, optimality conditions for nonlinear optimization, interior point methods for convex optimization, Newton's method, heuristic methods, and dynamic programming and optimal control methods.

Subjects

Linear optimization | Robust optimization | Network flows | Discrete optimization | Dynamic optimization | Nonlinear optimization

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15.053 Optimization Methods in Management Science (MIT) 15.053 Optimization Methods in Management Science (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. The optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, and decision trees. Applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance. Includes a team project in which students select and solve a problem in practice. This course introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. The optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, and decision trees. Applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, project management, and finance. Includes a team project in which students select and solve a problem in practice.

Subjects

optimization methods | optimization methods | management science | management science | theory | theory | algorithms | algorithms | applications | applications | linear programming | linear programming | network optimization | network optimization | integer programming | integer programming | decision trees | decision trees | logistics | logistics | manufacturing | manufacturing | transportation | transportation | marketing | marketing | project management | project management | finance | finance

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Economic Applications (Recursive Methods) (MIT) Economic Applications (Recursive Methods) (MIT)

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The unifying theme of this course is best captured by the title of our main reference book: "Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics". We start by covering deterministic and stochastic dynamic optimization using dynamic programming analysis. We then study the properties of the resulting dynamic systems. Finally, we will go over a recursive method for repeated games that has proven useful in contract theory and macroeconomics. We shall stress applications and examples of all these techniques throughout the course. The unifying theme of this course is best captured by the title of our main reference book: "Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics". We start by covering deterministic and stochastic dynamic optimization using dynamic programming analysis. We then study the properties of the resulting dynamic systems. Finally, we will go over a recursive method for repeated games that has proven useful in contract theory and macroeconomics. We shall stress applications and examples of all these techniques throughout the course.

Subjects

Recursive Methods | Recursive Methods | Economic Dynamics | Economic Dynamics | deterministic dynamic optimization | deterministic dynamic optimization | stochastic dynamic optimization | stochastic dynamic optimization | dynamic programming analysis | dynamic programming analysis | Dynamic systems | Dynamic systems | Repeated games | Repeated games | Macroeconomics | Macroeconomics

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6.253 Convex Analysis and Optimization (MIT) 6.253 Convex Analysis and Optimization (MIT)

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This course will focus on fundamental subjects in convexity, duality, and convex optimization algorithms. The aim is to develop the core analytical and algorithmic issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. This course will focus on fundamental subjects in convexity, duality, and convex optimization algorithms. The aim is to develop the core analytical and algorithmic issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood.

Subjects

convex analysis | convex analysis | convex optimization | convex optimization | hyperplanes | hyperplanes | conjugacy | conjugacy | polyhedral convexity | polyhedral convexity | geometric duality | geometric duality | duality theory | duality theory | subgradients | subgradients | optimality conditions | optimality conditions | convex optimization algorithms | convex optimization algorithms

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16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT)

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This course studies the principles of deterministic optimal control. It uses variational calculus and Pontryagin's maximum principle. It focuses on applications of the theory, including optimal feedback control, time-optimal control, and others. Dynamic programming and numerical search algorithms are introduced briefly.

Subjects

nonlinear optimization | linear quadratic regulators | MATLAB implementation | dynamic programming | calculus of variations | LQR | LQG | stochastic optimization | on-line optimization and control | constrained optimization | signals | system norms | Model Predictive Behavior | quadratic programming | mixed-integer linear programming | linear programming

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15.094 Systems Optimization: Models and Computation (MIT) 15.094 Systems Optimization: Models and Computation (MIT)

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An applications-oriented course on the modeling of large-scale systems in decision-making domains and the optimization of such systems using state-of-the-art optimization tools. Application domains include: transportation and logistics planning, pattern classification and image processing, data mining, design of structures, scheduling in large systems, supply-chain management, financial engineering, and telecommunications systems planning. Modeling tools and techniques include linear, network, discrete and nonlinear optimization, heuristic methods, sensitivity and post-optimality analysis, decomposition methods for large-scale systems, and stochastic optimization. An applications-oriented course on the modeling of large-scale systems in decision-making domains and the optimization of such systems using state-of-the-art optimization tools. Application domains include: transportation and logistics planning, pattern classification and image processing, data mining, design of structures, scheduling in large systems, supply-chain management, financial engineering, and telecommunications systems planning. Modeling tools and techniques include linear, network, discrete and nonlinear optimization, heuristic methods, sensitivity and post-optimality analysis, decomposition methods for large-scale systems, and stochastic optimization.

Subjects

telecommunications system planning | telecommunications system planning | modeling of large-scale systems | modeling of large-scale systems | optimization software | optimization software | management | management | decision making | decision making | Mathematical optimization | Mathematical optimization

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