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) twice during the semester, and a final exam will be taken in the following exam period. This course has 6 ECTS credits.

IMPORTANT: In order to be eligible for the exam, students have to obtain a minimum of 40% of the total points in the exercise sheets. Students can form groups of up to three people.

For more information please contact Dimitris Kouzoupis.

  • Office hours: Wednesdays 14:00-16:00, GKA102, Room 01-211.

Important dates

  • Kick-off meeting: October 18, 10:00 in SR 01-012, G.K.A. 102
  • First exercise viewing session (exercises 1-5): December 6, 9:00-18:00 in SR 01-211, G.K.A. 102.
  • Second exercise viewing session (exercises 6-10): January 25, 9:00-18:00 in SR 01-211, G.K.A. 102.
  • Written exam: March 21, 09:00. Place: G.K.A 101, Seminar 00-010/014. 


  • Please fill in your email on this link (to facilitate forming of groups)
  • Please choose a time slot for the first evaluation here [link expired], and fill in the self assessment sheet.
  • Please choose a time slot for the second evaluation here, and fill in the self assessment sheet.
  • For the students talking the oral exam: please fill in your details in the preferred slot here.