As of February 20, over 10000 students are enrolled in CVX101, Stanford University’s online course in convex optimization offered by Professor Stephen Boyd and colleagues. This course has been taught using Stanford’s internal video distance learning platform for years, so it is well suited for the OpenEdX MOOC platform.
Our Matlab package CVX is being used throughout the course. The Mathworks is providing time-limited Matlab licenses to all enrollees for the duration of the course.
To provide enrollees with a gentle introduction to CVX, Prof. Boyd recorded the following video. If you’re not yet a CVX user yourself, you might find it useful as well!