Numerical Optimization (online)

Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl -

The course’s aim is to give an introduction into numerical methods for the solution of optimization problems in science and engineering. It is intended for students from two faculties, mathematics and physics on the one hand, and engineering and computer science on the other hand. This semester, Numerical Optimization is offered as an online course. All material can be found on:

Structure of the course

The course relies heavily on self-study based on the lecture videos, course manuscript  and exercise sheets that were created in the Winter Semester 2015/16. Exercise results will be presented to and discussed with the supervising tutor (Dimitris Kouzoupis) during the semester, and a final exam will be taken in the following exam period.

For more information please contact Dimitris Kouzoupis.


The following guidelines were defined during the kick-off meeting:

  • Participants can work on the exercises in groups of up to two people.
  • All groups need to demonstrate to the teaching assistant the solutions to the exercises (or a randomly selected subset of them) at the following dates: 
    - Wednesday, 22nd of June 2016, 10:00-15:00 (exercises 1-5)
    - Monday, 1st of August 2016, 13:00-18:00 (exercises 6-10) 
  • To be able to take part in the exam, a total of 40% over all exercise points is required.