Michael C. Ferris
Professor of Computer Sciences, and (by courtesy) Mathematics and Industrial and Systems Engineering
Theme Leader (Optimization), Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Algorithms, environments, theory and applications of optimization.
PhD: University of Cambridge, 1989
Dr. Ferris' research is concerned with algorithmic and interface
development for large scale problems in mathematical programming,
including links to the GAMS and AMPL modeling languages, and general
purpose software such as PATH, NLPEC and EMP. He has worked on
several applications of both optimization and complementarity,
including cancer treatment plan development, radiation therapy,
video-on-demand data delivery, economic and traffic equilibria,
structural and mechanical engineering.
Ferris is an INFORMS fellow and
received the Beale-Orchard-Hays prize from the Mathematical
Programming Society and is a past recipient of a NSF Presidential
Young Investigator Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He serves
on the editorial boards of Mathematical Programming,
SIAM Journal on Optimization, Transactions of Mathematical Software,
and Optimization Methods and Software.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)