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Michael Ferris

Expert on optimization algorithms, tools and software and (mathematical) modeling, primarily applied to medicine, engineering and business

Professor, computer science; Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery, industrial and systems eng., mathematics College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-4281 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • optimization methods and software
  • modeling and applications of operations research, medicine and engineering
  • large scale computational science, model structure and grid computing and its use in problem solving environments


  • Chair, SIAM Activity Group on Optimization; Co-editor, Mathematical Programming; associate editor SIAM Journal on Optimization and TOMS
  • Author, "Linear Programming via MATLAB"
  • Fellow of INFORMS, Guggenheim Fellow, Beale Orchard Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming