This course is intended to cover the fundamentals
of optimization theory and methods.
A deep understanding and
familiarity with the material is our goal.
Lecture material and text
Do not fall behind on understanding and mastering the
material as it is being covered in the lectures.
Read the text book ahead of the lectures.
If you do not attend a lecture, you are responsible for getting a copy
of the handouts given during the lecture (e.g., homework, extra notes,
etc.), if any.
You are expected to keep up with the homework assignments. Successful
progress through the course relies on this. Homework will be collected
and graded (subject to availability of grading funds).
No credit for late homework.
No make-up exams will be given, except possibly under severe
extenuating circumstances. If unable to attend for any reason, contact
the professor at least 5 days before the exam.
Regrading can only be accommodated under two circumstances: (1)
incorrect adding up of scores; (2) incorrect assignment of scores. All
requests for regrading must be turned in within 5 days of the return of
the graded exam/homework. If requesting a regrade, please complete the
Regrade Request Form with additional
sheets (if necessary), staple it to the exam or homework in question,
and submit it to the professor.
Note that your solution to the entire problem as well as the regrade
request form will be scrutinized and
the allocation of partial credit is at the discretion of the grader. In
some cases, regrade requests may result in a reduced score.
The golden rule applies.
Working together on general study is
encouraged. Of course, any assignment or exam you turn in
must be solely your own work.
Academic dishonesty has serious consequences (see below).
The faculty expects every member of the CSU community to practice
honorable and ethical behavior both inside and outside the classroom.
Any actions that might unfairly improve a student's score on homework,
quizzes, or examinations will be considered academic misconduct and
will not be tolerated. Examples of academic misconduct include (but
are not limited to):
At the professor's discretion, academic misconduct on an assignment or
examination will result in a reduced score, a zero score, or a failing
grade for the course. All occurrences of academic misconduct will be
reported to the Vice President for Student Affairs and copied to the
ECE Head. If there is any question as to whether a given action might
be construed as academic misconduct, please see the professor before
you engage in any such action.
For more information, please see CSU's page on
For information on the Honor Pledge, see the
A useful video on
academic integrity from Purdue's CS 19100.
- Sharing results or other information during an examination.
- Bringing forbidden material or devices to an examination.
- Working on an exam before or after the official time
- Requesting a regrade of answers or work that has been
- Submitting homework that is not your own work or engaging in
forbidden homework collaborations.
- Representing as your own work anything that is the result of
the work of someone else.
Colorado State University strives to create and maintain a work and
study environment that is fair, humane, and responsible so that each
member of the University community is treated with dignity and
rewarded for such relevant considerations as ability and performance.
Abusive treatment of individuals on a personal or stereotyped basis is
contrary to the concepts of academic freedom and equal opportunity.
Sexual harassment is one form of such abuse and cannot be tolerated.
For more information, please see the CSU Office of Equal
Professor Edwin Chong,
This document was last modified
January 02, 2019.