Quadratic programming (QP) involves minimizing or maximining an objective function subject to bounds, linear equality, and inequality constraints. Example problems include portfolio optimization in finance, power generation optimization for electrical utilities, and design optimization in engineering.
Quadratic programming is the mathematical problem of finding a vector x that minimizes a quadratic function:
Subject to the linear constraints:
Optimization in MATLAB: An Introduction to Quadratic Programming 36:35 (Webinar)