Optimization Quals

Students interested in optimization should first take CS 524 and CS 525. After completing a good linear programming and optimization modeling course, students may take CS 728 (which emphasizes integer optimization) , or CS 726 (which emphasizes continuous, nonlinear optimization and could be taken with only a background in mathematical analysis).  CS 719, CS 727, or CS 730 (prerequisite CS 726) are additional courses in the area.   Ph.D. students planning on taking their qualifying examination in this area should be familiar with the material in CS 524, CS 525, CS 726 and CS 728.  Students often find the material in CS 730 useful for the qualifying examination, but this is not required.  Master’s and Ph.D. students minoring in optimization should take CS 524 or 525 and at least one of the 700-level courses in the area.

Past exams


Optimization reading list_Fall 2014

Optimization reading list_Rev Sept 2016

Optimization reading list

Optimization reading list_Fall 14

Optimization qual_Spring 2016

Optimization S14-1

Optimization_Spring 2014

Optimization_Fall 2017

Optimization reading list_Spring 2016

opt s15

Optimization qual_Fall 2016