CIS 515, Fall 2014
Fundamentals of Linear Algebra and Optimization
October 20, 2014
Moore 212, Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Jean H.
Gallier, GRW 476, 8-4405, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joao Cedoc, email@example.com; Shivam Dalal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean: Mon 4:30-5:30pm, Th 4:30-5:30pm, fourth floor Lounge, GRW
Joao: Tu-Th, 9:00-10:00am, fourth floor Lounge, GRW
Shivam, Wed 11:00-12:00, fourth floor Lounge, GRW
Shivam Dalal, Surabhi Ramachandra
** Hw4 is available online **
Since there is too much material to be covered in one semester,
this academic year (2014-2015) I will offer a second
part of this course in CIS610 (Spring 2015).
Roughly 6-8 weeks of CIS610 will be devoted to finishing up the
core material. For the rest of the Spring semester, I will cover
more advanced topics (for details, see the syllabus below).
Whenever possible and relevant, I will make connections with
topics covered in CIS520 (Machine Learning) and CIS581
(Computer vision and computational photography)
There will be no official textbook(s) but I will use material from
several sources; see Slides and Notes
A Word of Advice :
Expect to be held to high standards, and conversely!
In addition to transparencies, I will distribute
lecture notes. Please, read the course notes regularly, and
start working early on the problems sets. They will be hard!
Take pride in your work. Be clear, rigorous, neat, and concise.
Preferably, use a good text processor, such as LATEX, to
write up your solutions.
Due to the difficulty of the homework problems and in order to
give you an opportunity to learn how to collaborate
more effectively (I do not mean "copy"), I will allow you
to work in small groups.
A group consists of AT MOST THREE students.
You are allowed to collaborate
with the same person(s) an unrestricted number of times.
Only one homework submission per group.
All members of a group
will get the SAME grade on a homework or a project
(please, list all names in a group).
It is forbidden to use solutions of problems posted on the internet.
If you use resources other than the textbook (or the recommended textbooks)
or the class notes, you must cite these references.
I assume that you are all responsible adults.
Copying old solutions verbatim or blatantly
isomorphic solutions are easily detectable.
DO NOT copy solutions from old solution
sheets, from books, from solutions posted on the internet, or from friend!
Either credit will be split among the perpetrators, or worse!