CDS 110b, Winter 2013  Course Schedule
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This page contains the course schedule for CDS 110b. Lecture notes will be posted some time before class (usually on the same day). Note that lecture topics beyond a few weeks in advance describe what was covered last year and may not yet have been updated for this year!
Week  Date  Topic  Reading  Homework 
1 
Introduction and Optimal Control  
7 Jan (M)  Course overview, review of optimization  OBC Ch 2.1  HW #1 

9 Jan (W)  
11 Jan (F)  
3 
Linear Quadratic Regulators  
13 Jan (M)  LQR Derivation  OBC Ch 2.4  
15 Jan (W)  LQR Properties  OBC Ch 2.5  
17 Jan (F)  Choosing LQR weights, examples  OBC Ch 2.5  
3 
Dynamic Programming  
21 Jan (M)  Institute Holiday (MLK)  
23 Jan (W)  No lecture, JWB Sick  
25 Jan (F)  No Lecture, JWB Sick  
4 
Receding Horizon Control  
28 Jan (M)  Introduction to Dynamic Programming  HW #2  
30 Jan (W)  Dynamic Programming and LQR  
1 Feb (F)  Dynamic Programming and LQR  
5 
Receding Horizon Control  
4 Feb (M)  Dynamic Programming and LQR  HW #3  
6 Feb (W)  Receding Horizon Control  
8 Feb (F)  Receding Horizon Control & wrapup of optimization  
5 
Estimation  
11 Feb (M)  Receding Horizon Control and Estimation Overview  HW #4  
13 Feb (W)  Estimation Overview and Probability Refresher  
15 Feb (F)  Probability Refresher  
5 
Estimation  
18 Feb (M)  President's Day  
20 Feb (W)  Probability Review  
22 Feb (F)  Probability Review  
5 
Estimation  
25 Feb (M)  Jointly Gaussian Variables  HW #5  
27 Feb (W)  Begin Kalman Filter Derivation  
1 Mar (F)  Finish Kalman Filter Derivation  
5 
Estimation  
4 Mar (M)  Kalman Filter Analysis  HW #6  
6 Mar (W)  Extended Kalman Filter, Fixed Lag Smoothing  
8 Mar (F)  Fixed Lag Smoothing 