Certificate in Ocean Data Science - Search and Optimization CSCI 6514   Search and Optimization
This course provides a broad overview of strategies for tackling difficult optimization problems that occur in computer science, in the engineering sciences, and beyond. It covers “classical” algorithms such as conjugate gradient strategies as well as more recent, nature-inspired approaches including evolutionary methods and simulated annealing. Its goal is to not only introduce the various paradigms, but to contrast them and to critically evaluate their respective merits based on a mathematically founded understanding of their properties. A research project to be worked on individually or in groups will be a major component of the course.