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; Co-winner, SIAM Award Lagrange Prize, 2006.
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; Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 2006; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006.
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

Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Professor of Marketing and Statistics.

Ph.D., University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, 1984. Arthur Kelley Faculty Prize, 2000.
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

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences.

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996. L.G. Lavengood Professor of the Year, 2002.
Research Interests: Computational Economics, General Equilibrium Theory, Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice

Che-Lin Su, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Assistant Professor, Operations Management.

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

Professor, Computer Sciences Department.

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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