Research

 
Interests

Computational sciences in general. In particular mathematical optimization theory and iterative methods for nonlinear problems. Current research is in the area of algorithms for constrained optimization problems and interior-point methods for linear and nonlinear programming.


Support

Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on the following grants or contracts:

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “The Enhancement and Support of Graduate Education for Underrepresented Minority Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”, 2005 - present
  • National Science Foundation, “Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure (EPIC)”, 2005 - present
  • National Science Foundation, “K-16 Outreach Activity: “Math is Cool” -- Building on Success”, 2004 - present
  • National Science Foundation “The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute”, 2004 - present
  • National Science Foundation, “Rice-Houston Alliance For Graduate Education and The Professoriate”, 2004 - present
  • National Science Foundation, “ITR: Virtual Grid Application Development Software (VGrADS)”, 2003 - present
  • National Science Foundation, “Engineering Bridges”, 2002 - 2004
  • National Science Foundation, “CS-CAMP”, 2002 - present
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), “Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award”, 2002 - 2005
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “Investing in the Future: Promoting Graduate Education for Underrepresented Minorities”, 2001 - 2005
  • National Science Foundation, “7th US-Mexico Workshop on Numberical Analysis”, 2001
  • RGK Foundation, “The Center for Excellence in Equity in Education”, 2000 - 2003
  • Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Los Alamos Computer Science Institute (LACSI)”, 1999 2002
  • National Science Foundation, “Summit Meeting on Promoting National Minority Leadership in Science and Engineering”, 1999
  • National Science Foundation, “GK-12”, 1998 - 2003
  • National Science Foundation, National Computational Science Alliance, “Access and Inclusion”, 1998 - present
  • National Science Foundation, National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, “Access and Inclusion”,1998 - present
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry”, 1998
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “Engineering and Science Underrepresented Minority Ph.D.s Recruitment and Retention Conference”, 1998
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry” 1997
  • National Science Foundation, “Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring”, 1996 - 1999
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry”, 1996
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, “The Enhancement and Support of Graduate Education Activities for Underrepresented Minority Students in Mathematical Sciences”, 1995 - 2001
  • Department of Energy, “Extensions and Applications of Interior-Point Methodology in Nonlinear Programming”, 1995 - 1999
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry”, 1995
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry”, 1994
  • Exxon Education Foundation, “Complex Problems Related to Industry”, 1993
  • National Science Foundation, “6th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis”, 1991-1992
  • Department of Energy, “Research on Trust-Region Algorithms for Nonlinear Programming” , 1990 - 1995
  • Air Force Office of Sponsored Research, “Integrated Approaches to Parallelism in Optimization and the Solution of Inverse Problems”, 1989 - 1995
  • National Science Foundation, “5th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis”, 1988 - 1989
  • Air Force Office of Sponsored Research, “Quasi-Newton Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Equations and Constrained Optimization”, 1986 - 1989
  • Department of Energy, “Quasi-Newton Methods for Large-Scale Nonlinear Equations and Constrained Optimization”, 1985 - 1989
  • Air Force Office of Sponsored Research, “Research in Constrained Optimization”, 1985 - 1986
  • National Science Foundation, “4th Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis”, 1984 - 1985
  • Department of Energy, “Research on Quasi-Newton Methods for Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization”, 1982 - 1985
  • National Science Foundation, “3rd Mexico-United States Workshop on Numerical Analysis”, 1981 - 1982
  • Department of Energy, “Extension of Quasi-Newton Methods to Constrained Optimization”, 1980 - 1981
  • Department of Energy, “Extension of Quasi-Newton Methods to Constrained Optimization and to General Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities”, 1976 - 1980
  • ERDA, “Extension of Quasi-Newton methods to Constrained Optimization and to General Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities”, 1975 - 1976
  • Office of Naval Research, “Probability Density Estimation”, 1972 - 1975

 

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