
Software 

Main package used in the course:CVX, a MATLAB software for Disciplined Convex Programming designed
by Michael Grant and Stephen Boyd with input from Yinyu Ye. A helpful
overview
of CVX.

Other links 

Interesting talk by Prof. Margaret Wright on LP and its history:
slides

Leonid Kantorovich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975, known
for invention of linear programming and contributions to the optimal allocation of resources
 George Dantzig, known for his developement of the simplex algorithm for solving linear programming

Related seminars at UW 

