CDS 110b, Winter 2013  Course Schedule
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CDS 110b  Schedule  Course text 
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 