Michael Ferris

Michael Ferris
Optimization methods and data modeling for large scale problems in science, engineering and economics

Years at WID

2010 - present

About

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 many applications of both optimization and complementarity, including cancer treatment planning, energy modeling, economic policy, traffic and environmental engineering, video-on-demand data delivery, structural and mechanical engineering. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematical Programming, Transactions of Mathematical Software, and Optimization Methods and Software.

Education

  • B.A., Mathematics, Churchill College, Cambridge University
  • M.Phil., Churchill College, Cambridge University
  • M.A., Mathematics, Churchill College, Cambridge University
  • Ph.D., Churchill College, Cambridge University

Research Description

Optimization, Modeling and Applications of Operations Research, Complementarity Problems, Data Science, Grid Computation and Numerical Algorithms. 

Affiliations

Faculty Appointments in:

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mathematics

Honors

Ferris is a SIAM fellow, an INFORMS fellow, 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.