Optimisation: Theory and Algorithms

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Last day of registration: 12th August, 2022


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SKU: IIT Madras | Start Date: August 20-21, 2022 Categories: ,


Mode of workshop: Online

This workshop will cover topics on:

  • Optima
  • Gradients
  • KKT
  • Lagrangian Gradient descent
  • Projected gradient descent
  • Dual ascent
  • Convex optimisation.


Aug 20, 2022 – Sat (4 – 7pm)

Concepts Covered: 

Optima, gradients,KKT, Lagrangian Gradient descent.

Learning outcome:
  • Identify and formulate optimisation algorithms.
  • Verify necessary conditions for optimality.
Live session: 3 hrs lecture

Aug 21, 2022 – Sun ( 5- 7pm)


Concepts Covered: 

Projected gradient descent, Dual ascent, Convex optimisation.

Learning outcome:

  • Implement basic algorithms for optimisation and understand their limitations.
  • Use CVXOPT as a tool for convex optimisation.


Live session: 2 hrs lecture

Session dates: August 20-21, 2022

Time: Sat (4pm-7pm) and Sun ( 5pm-7pm)

Last date of Registration:  August 13th ,2022

Profile of the Instructor(s)


Dr.Harish Guruprasad is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Madras. He works on Machine Learning theory/algorithms and aspects of explainability and fairness in AI.



Eligibility & Fees

Basic qualification of participants:

  • Mathematically mature audience, with a good grasp of analytical geometry.
  • Basic multivariate calculus and linear algebra.
  • (10+2 and first year Math in Engineering)

Eligibility criteria: 

No specific requirements.

Fees breakup for the workshop:

a. Students – Rs 236( Inc 18% GST)
b. Faculty – Rs 590 ( Inc 18% GST)
c. Industry – Rs 1180 ( Inc 18% GST)



After attending all the sessions and submitting assessments, we will provide you with a workshop completion certificate from NPTEL.

2 reviews for Optimisation: Theory and Algorithms

  1. Gopal Marik


  2. Nitish kumar

    Nice workshop

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