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.

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


  • After watching a video lecture, we would appreciate it if you can fill in here the section numbers from the script that were covered.

Important dates

  • Kick-off meeting: October 25, 10:00 in SR 01-012, G.K.A. 102.
  • First exercise viewing session (exercises 1-5): December 1, 10:00-18:00 in SR 01-211, G.K.A. 102.
  • Second exercise viewing session (exercises 6-10): January 25, 10:00-18:00, place to be defined.
  • Written exam: March 7, 09:00-11:15 in 00-010/014, GKA 101.