Kenneth Judd, Hoover Institution

Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace .

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980.  Alfred E. Sloan Fellowship, 1985. Fellow of the Econometric Society; Elected, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003.
Research: Economics of taxation, tax policy, antitrust issues, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics and developing computational methods for economic modeling.


Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory

Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Ph.D., University of Dundee, 1994. Vice-chair INFORMS Optimization Society, 2004; Program Director, SIAM Activity Group on Optimization, 2004.
Research: Mathematical Programs with Equilibrium Constraints, Large Scale Nonlinear Programming, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Branch-and-bound for Mixed Integer Quadratic Programming


Todd Munson, Argonne National Laboratory

Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000. Enrico Fermi Scholar, 2000. Beale-Orchard-Hayes Prize, 2003.
Research: Algorithms and applications of optimization and complementarity. Utilizing constrained nonlinear optimization techniques to compute mountain passes, critical points where the Hessian has exactly one negative eigenvalue. Application of optimization to the r-refinement problem, a large nonlinear, nonconvex, optimization problem. Special purpose algorithms for solving support vector machine and mesh shape-quality optimization problems.


Peter E. Rossi, University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, 1984
Research Interests: Marketing: Brand Choice, Target Marketing, Price Promotions, Consumer Heterogeneity, Couponing, Search Theory, Direct Marketing
Econometrics: Hypothesis testing in systems of equations, non-nested hypothesis-testing procedures, Bayesian methods, limited dependent variable models, non-parametric time series methods.
Microeconomics: cost and production economics, dynamic factor demand, and demand analysis applied to individual consumer expenditure data.

Karl Schmedders, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996
Research Interests: Computational Economics, General Equilibrium Theory, Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice
Che-Lin Su
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005
Research Interests: Computational economics; mathematical programming methods for structural estimation, optimal income taxation, executive compensation design and dynamic principal-agent problems.
Greg Thain, University of Wisconsin

Stephen J. Wright, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia, 1984
Research Interests: Algorithms for nonlinear optimization Interior-point methods. Optimization software: PCx (linear programming), OOQP (convex quadratic programming). Applications of optimization to cancer radiotherapy, process control, statistics, weather forecasting, signal processing, computational biology, and other areas. Parallel optimization algorithms: Design and implementation









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