Houjun Liu

Optimization Index

AA222/CS361

Applications

Example Objectives

  • efficiency
  • safety
  • accuracy

Example Constraints

  • cost
  • weight
  • (structural) integrity

Why this is hard?

  • high dimensional search spaces
  • multiple competing objectives
  • model uncertainty

Queen Dido’s Problem

  • you are granted a plot of land
  • how do we surround it with the smallest amount of string?

Design Workflow

“Optimization: how do we ‘change design’ in response to evaluation”

Logistics

aa222.stanford.edu

Overview

Lectures

Derivatives, Bracketing, Descent, and Approximations

Topics: Derivatives, Bracking, Descent, and Approximation

Lectures

Stochastic Methods and Constraints

Topics: SU-CS361 Stochastic Methods and Constraints Index

Direct Optimization

Stochastic, Population, and Expressions

Constraints

Sampling and Surrogates

Optimization Under Uncertainty

What’s Next