Material: We'll primarily use Boyd and Vandenberghe's book on convex optimization, and related material. Lots of background material (eg, on linear algebra) can be found on the hyper-textbook here. See other references here.
Homeworks: there will be about 5 Homeworks, which require the use of Matlab.
Exams: There are two midterms (on Oct 1st and 31st), no final and a project.
Project: See the projects page. For now, consider teaming up in groups of three to four (maximum).