This module aims to provide an introduction to the ideas underlying the optimal choice of component variables, possibly subject to constraints, that maximise (or minimise) an objective function. The algorithms described are both mathematically interesting and applicable to a wide variety of complex real-life situations.
Further details are available in the STAT0025 UCL Module Catalogue entry.
STAT0025 is offered as an elective. Prospective elective students who have taken one of the standard prerequisites should simply register for STAT0025 on Portico and await a decision. Prospective elective students who do not satisfy the standard prerequisiters must additionally consult a member of staff in the Department of Statistical Science (see the Advice and registration section on the front page of the guide).
Besides the required module in introductory probability, it is preferable for a student to have done some further study of Mathematics since starting their degree programme.