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I am an undergraduate student in computer science with a strong inclination towards mathematics. I want to do some research work under my mathematics Professor who specialises in Optimisation related techniques. So, I want to ask what are some research topics in optimisation with which I can approach my professor? I want some topics on which I can work upon without prior deep knowledge about them. I will grateful for your help.

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    $\begingroup$ Why not just ask your professor? $\endgroup$ – Paul Aug 31 '18 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any other field that interests you that might use optimization as a technique (physics, computer science, statistics, environmental science, neuroscience, ...)? $\endgroup$ – David G. Stork Aug 31 '18 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ Start with Maxima/minima in calculus, calculus of variations where object function and constraint function are learnt among others. $\endgroup$ – Narasimham Aug 31 '18 at 23:02
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Operations research is one suggestion. I would investigate the possible applications and pick one you have an interest in or a passion for. An interesting and useful hot topic would be to research the current US healthcare system.

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