Short Course: A Brief Introduction to Optimisation and Its Applications

The main objective of the course is to demystify the topic of mathematical (numerical) optimisation through outlining the properties of generic opitmisation algorithms, introducing some important families of optimisation algorithms, and review the application of numerical optimisation to solving different problems such as design ( e.g. automotive and aerospace), control, signal processing, communications, hypothesis testing, regression, classification, etc.

The following topics are covered: