Stephen J. Wright

Computer Sciences Department

University of Wisconsin
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706


The University of Wisconsin Madison

Optimization Online
Optimization Online

Mathematical Optimization Society

Wright's Poinciana Tree, December 2008
Mackay, December 2008



Research Interests

Numerical optimization, especially problems involving real (as opposed to integer or discrete) variables. I'm interested in the theory, algorithms, and implementations, and in applications of all types.



Research Projects

  • Design and analysis of algorithms for continuous optimization
  • Using optimization to solve problems in signal and image processing, machine learning, computational statistics, process control, and other areas.

Some Past Research Projects


Office Hours:
Fall 2020: Monday 4-5, Thursday 4-5
Please email to arrange meeting on Zoom


CS524 (Spring 2021)

Previously Taught:
CS726: Nonlinear Optimization I (UW, Fall 2019)
CS525: Linear Programming (UW, Fall 2015)
CS730: Nonlinear Optimization II (Spring 2020)
CS524: Introduction to Optimization (Fall 2018)