Logistics

  • Intructor: Laurent El Ghaoui

    • Contact: elghaoui at berkeley

    • Office hours: After class on Thursdays: Thu 2:10PM – 3:10PM, 421 SDH.

  • Teaching assistants:

    • Vu Pham (vu at eecs.berkeley), OH: Fri 11:30am-12:30pm, SDH 450.

    • Steve Yadlowsky (steve.yadlowsky at berkeley), OH: Wed 1-2pm in 293 Cory.

    • You can also find the livebook useful. A livebook is a platform that allows users to post questions on specific parts on the text. To access you need to register (it is free to do so). I will try my best to answer questions posted there.

  • Homeworks: there will be a total of 6 Homeworks; most require the use of Matlab. Typically the HW is given on a Thursday, and due in class two weeks later. If you turn your homework late, there will be a 2 point penalty per day, with a maximum delay until the next class following the due date (that is, if a HW is due on a Thursday, you have to turn it on the following Tuesday at the latest). Only the best 5 homework scores will count towards your grade.

  • Exams: There will be two quizzes (2/19/15 and 4/14/15, in class), one midterm (3/12/15, in class), and a final (5/14/15, 3-6P).

  • Grading: 10% quizzes, 30% homework, midterm (20%), final (30%).

  • Discussion section: (one of these might be merged with another)

    • 101: W 12-1P, 310 HEARST MIN.

    • 102: W 5-6P, 241 CORY.

    • 103: M 10-11A, 3102 ETCHEVERRY.

  • Software: for the homeworks, we will use the free matlab toolbox called CVX.