Optimization in Engineering (V2/Ü1)

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Lecture Dates (Campus)
Exercise Dates (Campus)
Exam Dates (Campus)

There will be weekly consultation hours taking place on wednesday from 11-12 am in the ICT cubes, room 337.


Over the last two decades important problems of modern communication technology have been solved by means of optimization methods. In this lecture the associated theory and solving methods are provided. They will be demonstrated in a multitude of active examples from information theory and communication technology, e.g., power adaptation in mobile networks and rate adaptation for multiple access networks. Key aspects will be modeling, convex optimization, Lagrange duality, and Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions.

Script and Handouts


Solutions may be handed in before the exercises, in L2P or via Email to Christoph Schmitz.


  • The exam starts at 08:30 on Thursday, March 03, 2016 and takes exactly 90 minutes. The students can enter the room at 08:15. Students are highly encouraged to be present at the exam room not later than 08:20 for smooth and relaxing settlement.
  • The exam will be held in PPS H2. It is located is Professor-Pirlet-Str. 12, Lecture hall (Hörsal), H2.
  • The solution of the additional exercise (homework 14) will be presented on Friday, 19 February, at 10 a.m. in room 333 on the third floor in the ICT cubes. There will be another consultation hour on Friday, 26 February, at 2 p.m. in room 002.

    Consultation hour

    Prof. Dr. A. Schmeink upon agreement
    Dr. Michael Reyer upon agreement
    M.Sc. Ehsan Zandi upon agreement
    M.Sc. Yulin Hu upon agreement