ECE 503

Optimization for Machine Learning

Units: 1.5

Formerly: ELEC 503

The steepest-descent, Newton, conjugate, and quasi-Newton algorithms for unconstrained optimization. Inexact line-search techniques. Application of optimization methods to classification, logistic regression, and support vector machines for signal processing and machine intelligence involving audio, image, video and other types of data. Introduction to constrained optimization. Students are required to complete a project.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECE 503, ECE 403, ELEC 403, ELEC 503.

Graduate course in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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