CSE 190 - Discrete and Continuous Optimization

Hours

Lecture

8:00 - 9:20 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, CSB 002 (Section ID: 882395)

Discussion

6:30 - 7:50 PM, Mondays, CSE 2154 (Mankalale)
6:30 - 7:50 PM, Tuesdays, CSE 2154 (Paturi)

Instructor office

3:00 - 4:00 PM, Tuesdays, CSE 4246

Teaching Assistant office

Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 PM, CSE B260A
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM, CSE B260A
Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 AM, CSE B260A

Review

  • Mid-term I review session, 6:30 - 7:50 PM, Tuesday, October 18th, CSE 2154
  • Mid-term II review session, 6:30 - 7:50 PM, Tuesday, November 15th, CSE 2154
  • Final review session, 6:30 - 7:50 PM, Thursday, December 1st, CSE 2154

Special schedule for the week of November 7th

  • Tuesday (11/8/2016) discussion section will be conducted during the lecture time (8-9:20 AM).
  • There is no lecture on Thursday (11/10/2016).
  • Paturi's Tuesday(11/8/2016) 3-4 PM office hours are cancelled.
  • Monday discussion section will be conducted by the teaching assistant at the usual time.
  • All TA office hours are as scheduled.
  • Schedule for the week of 11/14th is as before.

Special Office Hours During Finals Week

  1. 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Monday, December 5th, 2016, CSE 4246 (Paturi)
  2. 4:30 -  5:00 PM, Monday, December 5th, 2016,   B260A (TA)

Evaluation

Homework

There will be 5-7 homework assignments, which together are worth 15% of the grade. Each student is expected to work by herself/himself to complete homework and exams. However, in the case of homework, students are encouraged to discuss high-level ideas and strategies among themselves in small groups. This in no way relieves the responsibility on the part of each student to work out all the details and to write the solutions by herself/himself.

For each homework, solve the listed problems. Consult the style guide for writing solutions. Each problem is worth 10 points.

Homework should be turned in at the beginning of the class on the date indicated.

Tests

  • Mid-term I: Tuesday, October 25th during the class, closed book --- 30%
    Material: chapters 1 through 6 and homework assignments I, II, III, and IV
    Sample mid-term
  • Mid-term II: Tuesday, November 22nd during the class,closed book --- 25%
    Material: chapters 2, 3, 5.4, 6.1 and 6.2; homework assignments V and VI
    Sample mid-term
  • Take-home final: due Tuesday, December 6th, 2016,11 AM. 30% + 5 bonus points
    Material: cumulative, covers chapters 1 through 11 and homework assignments I through VII
    submit via Gradescope
    For take-home final, you are only allowed to consult the textbooks, class notes, and homework solutions.