Copies of Ph.D. dissertations in CAAM are found here.
Year  Name  Adviser(s)  Thesis  Employment 

2019  Fabien, Maurice S.  Beatrice Riviere & Matthew Knepley  "Hypridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Flow and Transport: Applicatiions, Solvers, and High Performance Computing" 
Brown University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor 
2019  Geldermans, Peter Jay  Adrianna Gillman  "Robust and Efficient Numerical Algorithms for the Discrete Prolate Spheroidal Wave Functions"  GE Renewable Energy 
2019  Joshi, Babhru  Paul Hand  "Convex and NonConvex Approaches for Blind Demodulation" 
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) PostDoctoral Fellow 
2019  Klotz, Thomas Stephen  Matthew Knepley  "Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Boundary Integral Equations Arising in Molecular Biology"  
2019  Liu, Chen  Beatrice Riviere  "Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for PoreScale Multiphase Flow: Theoretical Analysis and Simulation"  
2019  Liu, Xiao  Maarten V. de Hoop  "Structured Matrix Algorithms for Solving the Helmholz Equation"  Google Software Engineer 
2018  Brimkov, Boris  Illya V. Hicks  Graph Coloring, Zero Forcing, and Related Problems  Rice University Postdoctoral Researcher 
2018  Hendryx, Emily  Beatrice Riviere & Craig Rusin  Subset Selection and Feature Identification in the Electrocardiogram 
University of Central Oklahoma Assistant Professor 
2018  Takhtaganov, Timur T.  Matthias Heinkenschloss  Efficient Estimation of Coherent Risk Measures for RiskAverse Optimization Problems Governed by Partial Differential Equations with Random Inputs  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher 
2018  Terentyev, Igor Sergeyevich  William W. Symes  Nonlinear Waveform Inversion with SurfaceOriented Extended Modeling  ExxonMobil 
2018  Zhai, Jian  Maarten V. de Hoop  Analysis of Inverse Boundary Value Problems for Elastic Waves 
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Researcher 
2017  Becker, Timothy Joseph  Illya V. Hicks  Bilevel Clique Interdiction and Related Problems  Goodman Manufacturing Systems Analyst 
2017  Bencomo Mario J.  William W. Symes  Representation and Estimation of Seismic Sources via Multipoles  Brown University Postdoctoral Researcher 
2017  Deng, Xiaodi  Matthias Heinkenschloss  A ParallelInTime GradientType Method For Optimal Control Problems  Quant Lab Research Scientist 
2017  Fast, Caleb C.  Illya V. Hicks  Novel Techniques for the ZeroForcing and pMedian Graph Location Problems  FedEx Express Research Analyst 
2017  Magruder, Caleb  Matthias Heinkenschloss  ProjectionBased Model Reduction in the Context of Optimization with Implicit PDE Constraints  Tufts University Assistant Professor 
2017  Puelz, Charles  Beatrice Riviere & Craig Rusin  Numerical Methods and Applications For Reduced Models of Blood Flow  NYU Courant Instructor 
2017  Vargas, Arturo  Tim Warburton & Adrianna Gillman  Hermite Methods for the Simulation of Wave Propagation  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Scientific Software Developer 
2017  Wang, Zheng  Tim Warburton & Adrianna Gillman  GPUAccelerated Discontinuous Galerkin Methods on Hybrid Meshes: Applications in Seismic Imaging  Google Software Engineer 
2017  Zhou, Muhong  William W. Symes  EnergyConserving Composite Staggered Grid FiniteDifference TimeDomain Scheme for First Order Wave Equation Systems  Numerical Algorithms Group HPC Application Engineer 
2016  Gandham, Rajesh  Tim Warburton  High Performance HighOrder Numerical Methods: Applications in Ocean Modeling  Stoneridge Technology 
2016  Huang, Yin  William W. Symes  Born Waveform Inversion in Shot Coordinate Domain  Amazon 
2016  Medina, David Sebastian  Tim Warburton  OKL: A Unified Language for Parallel Architectures 
TWO Sigma

2016  Whaley, Meagan  Steven J. Cox  Dynamics of Brain Networks During Reading  YES Prep 
2016  Wood, Cynthia Ivette  Illya V. Hicks  Clique Generalizations and Related Problems  Skyy 
2015  Arellano, John David  Illya V. Hicks  Algorithms to Find the Girth and Cogirth of a Linear Matroid  Integrated Medical Model Modeler 
2015  Atcheson, Thomas Reid  Tim Warburton  Accelarated PlaneWave Discontinuous Galerkin for Heterogenous Scattering Problems  Numerical Algorithms Group 
2015  Castanon, Jorge Alberto  Yin Zhang  A Spectrumbased Regularization Approach to Linear Inverse Problems: Models, Learned Parameters and Algorithms  IBM 
2015  Deng, Wei  Wotao Yin  Generalizations of the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for LargeScale and Distributed Optimization  Oracle 
2015  Li, Jizhou  Beatrice Riviere  High Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Simulating Miscible Displacement Process in Porous Media with a Focus on Minimal Regularity  Exxon Mobil 
2015  Wang, Yingpei  Liliana Borcea & Beatrice Riviere  On the Approximation of the Dirichlet to Neumann Map for High Contrast Two Phase Composites and its Applications to Domain Decomposition Methods  
2015  Xu, Yang Yang  Wotao Yin  Block Coordinate Update Method in Tensor Optimization  University of Alabama 
2015  Yang, Xin  Beatricew Riviere  Simulation of CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers Using Discontinuous Galerkin Method  
2014  Acosta Valenzuela, Sebastian Ignacio  Liliana Borcea  Inverse Source Problems for TimeDependent Radiative Transport  Baylor College of Medicine 
2014  Du, Bosen  Danny Sorensen & Steven J. Cox  Adaptive Reduction of Large Spiking Neurons  BP America 
2014  Hokanson, Jefferey Mattson  Mark Embree & Steven J. Cox  Numerically Stable and Statically Efficient Algorithms for Large Scale Exponential Fitting  Colorado School of Mines 
2013  Liu, Kun  Beatrice Riviere  Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Parabolic Partial Differential Equations with Random Input Data  Panton, Inc 
2013  Sun, Dong  William W. Symes  A Nonlinear Differential Semblance Algorithm for Waveform Inversion  Schlumberger 
2013  Wang, Xin  William W. Symes  TransferofAproximation Approaches for Subgrid Modeling  BP 
2012  Binford, Tommy Lallas  William W. Symes  Application of Harmonic Coordindates to 2D Interface Problems on Regular Grid  Weatherford International 
2012  Carden, Russell L.  Mark Embree  Ritz Values and Arnoldi Convergence for NonHermitian Matrices  University of Kentucky 
2012  Chaturantabut, Saifon  Danny C. Sorensen  Nonlinear Model Reduction via Discrete Empirical Interpolation  Virginia Tech 
2012  Hedrick, Kathryn Ruth  Steven J. Cox  Steven J. Cox The Neural Computations in Spatial Memory From Single Cells to Networks  Johns Hopkins University 
2012  Kouri, Drew  Matthias Heinkenschloss  An Approach for the Adaptive Solution of Optimization Problems Governed by Partial Differential Equations with Uncertain Coefficients  Argonne National Laboratory 
2012  Li, Chengbo  Yin Zhang  Compressive Sensing for 3D Data Processing Tasks: Applications, Models, and Algorithms  Conoco Phillips 
2011  Chidyagwai, Prince  Beatrice Riviere  Coupling Surface Flow with Porous Media Flow  Temple University 
2011  Enriquez, Marco  William W. Symes  The Effects of Coupling Adaptive TimeStepping and AdjointState Methods for Optimal Control Problems  Mitre Corporation 
2011  Mamonov, Alexander  Liliana Borcea  Resistor Networks and Optimal Grids for the Numerical Solution of Electrical Impedance Tomography with Partial Boundary Measurements  University of Texas at Austin 
2011  Namour, Rami  William W. Symes  Approximate MultiParameter Inverse Scattering Using Pseudodifferential Scaling  TOTAL 
2011  Raol, Jay Harendra  Steven J. Cox  Recovery of Neuronal Channel Densities from Calcium Fluorescence  Ivensco 
2010  Cesmelioglu, Aycil  Beatrice Riviere  Complex Flow and Transport Phenomena in Porous Media  Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) 
2010  Hardesty, Sean  Matthias Heinkenschloss  Optimization of Shell Structure Acoustics  ZTerra Inc. 
2010  Issa, Leila  Liliana Borcea  Liliana Borcea Source Localization in Cluttered Acoustic Waveguides 
Lebanese American University 
2110  Kellems, Anthony Richard  Steven J. Cox  Model Reduction of Large Spiking Neutrons 
Metron, Inc. 
2010  Nong, Hung  Danny C. Sorensen  Numerical Solutions of Matrix Equations Arising in Model Reduction of LargeScale LinearTimeInvariant Systems  Numerica 
2010  Sifuentes, Josef Aaron  Mark Embree  Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Inhomogeneous Acoustic Scattering Applications  Texas A&M University 
2010  Wang, Yilun  Wotao Yin & Yin Zhang  Enhanced Compressed Sensing Using Iterative Support Detection  Cornell University 
2009  Gonzalez, Edward F.  Yin Zhang  Efficient Alternating GradientType Algorithms for the Approximate NonNegative Matrix Factorization Problem  PROS Revenue Management 
2009  Gonzalez del Cueto, Fernando  Liliana Borcea  Filtering Random Layering Effects for Imaging and Velocity Estimation  Shell 
2009  Papakonstantinou, Joanna  Richard A. Tapia  Historical Development of the BFGS Secant Method and Its Characterization Properties  Rice University 
2009  Sun, Kai  Matthias Heinkenschloss & Danny Sorensen  Model Order Reduction and Domain Decomposition for LargeScale Dynamical Systems  BP 
2008  Castillo, Edward  Yin Zhang  Optical Flow Methods for the Registration of Compressible Flow Images and Images Containing Large Voxel Displacements or Artifacts  MD Anderson 
2008  Eydelzon, Anatoly  Yin Zhang  A Study on Conditions for Sparse Solution Recovery in Compressive Sensing  University of Texas at Dallas 
2008  McClosky, Benjamin J.  Illya V. Hicks  Independence Systems and Stable Set Relaxations  Nature Source Genetics 
2008  Turner III, Jesse H.  Steven J. Cox  Multiscale Behavior in Chemical Reaction Systems: Modeling, Applications, and Results  Doris, Inc. 
2008  Young, Joseph G.  Yin Zhang  Program Analysis and Transformation in Mathematical Programming  University of Bergen 
2007  Sabino, JohnPaul N.  Mark Embree  Solution of LargeScale Lyapunov Equations via the Block Modified Smith Methods  Boeing Company 
2007  Shah, Mili  Danny C. Sorensen  A Symmetry Preserving Singular Value Decomposition  Loyola College Maryland 
2007  Vasquez, Fernando Guevara  Liliana Borcea  On the Parametrization of Illposed Inverse Problems Arising from Elliptic Partial Differential Equations  Stanford University 
2006  Comas, Agata  Matthias Heinkenschloss  TimeDomain Decomposition Preconditioners for the Solution of Discretized Parabolic Optimal Control Problems  Veritas D.G.C. 
2006  Dussaud, Eric  Liliana Borcea, William Symes  Velocity Analysis in the Presence of Uncertainty  Schlumberger 
2006  Hartsfield, Jane  Steven J. Cox  A Quantitative Study of Neuronal Calcium  
2006  Merritt, Michael  Yin Zhang  A SensitivityDriven Greedy Approach to Fluence Map Optimization in IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy  Shell 
2006  Ridzal, Denis  Matthias Heinkenschloss  TrustRegion SQP Methods with Inexact Linear System Solves for LargeScale Optimization  Sandia National Laboratory 
2006  Thornquist, Heidi  Danny Sorensen  FixedPolynomial Approximate Spectral Transformations for Preconditioning the Eigenvalue Problem  Sandia National Laboratory 
2005  Castillo, Zenaida  Danny Sorensen  A New Algorithm for Continuation and Bifurcation Analysis of Large Scale Free Surface Flows  Universidad Central de Venezuela 
2005  Nguyen, Hoang  Matthias Heinkenschloss  Domain Decomposition Methods for LinearQuadratic Elliptic Optimal Control Problems  
2005  Padula, Tony  William W. Symes  Software Design for Simulation Driven Optimization 
Northrup Grumman Software Engineer III 
2005  Teng, Cong  Danny C. Sorensen  Model Reduction of Second Order Linear Dynamical Systems 
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Postdoc 
2005  Vincent, Rachel  Danny C. Sorensen  A Reduced Basis Method for Molecular Dynamics Simulations 
Southern University & A & M College Assistant Professor 
2005  Wightman, Jennifer  Petr Kloucek  Approximation and Computation of the Solution to the MagnetoIonosphere Coupling Equation via a Mixed Formulation 
Coastal Carolina University Assistant Professor 
2004 
Husband, Christopher Paul husband@metsci.com 
William W. Symes James Tour 
Stochastic Optimization Application in Molecular Electronics  Metron Inc. 
2004  Li, Ming  Nathaniel Dean  New Algorithms for Pathwide Computation 
Towers Perrin Asst. Vice President 
2004 
Redl, Timothy Anton redlt@uhd.edu 
Nathaniel Dean Richard A. Tapia 
A Study of University Timetabling that Blends Graph Coloring with the Satisfaction of Various Essential and Preferential Conditions 
University of HoustonDowntown Associate Professor 
2004  Wang, Zhen  Matthias Heinkenschloss  A Generalized trust Region SQP Algorithm for Equality Constrained Optimization 
Beijing University of Technology Faculty 
2003 
Abramson, Mark Aaron mark.abramson@uvu.edu 
John E. Dennis Charles Audet 
Pattern Search Algorithms for Mixed Variable General Constrained Optimization Problems 
Utah Valley University Associate Professor 
2003  Berrier, Keith Lee  Danny C. Sorensen  Improving the Electrocardiographic Inverse Solution by Kalman Filtering  
2003  Christian Jr., William Anderson 
Nathaniel Dean William J. Cook 
LinearTime Algorithms for Graphs with Bounded Branchwidth  
2003 
Melara Jr., Luis Adolfo LAMelara@ship.edu 
Petr Kloucek  Computational Modeling of Internal Surfaces in AusteniteMartensite System 
Shippensburg University Associate Professor 
2003  Reynolds, Daniel Ryan  Petr Kloucek  A Nonlinear Thermodynamic Model for Phase transitions in Shape Memory Alloy Wires 
Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor 
2002  Gao, Liyan  Yin Zhang  Ellipsoidal Approximation to Polytopes and Computational Study of Lenstra's Algorithm  The MathWorks, Inc. 
2002 
Gray, Genetha gagray@sandia.gov 
Liliana Borcea Yin Zhang 
A Variational Study of the Electrical Impedance Tomography Problem 
Sandia National Labs Postdoc 
2002 
Husband, Summer shusband@rice.edu 
James Tour Nathaniel Dean 
Programming the Nanocell, a Random Array of Molecules 
Rice University Postdoc 
2002 
Jamrog, Diane djamrog@ll.mit.edu 
Richard A. Tapia Yin Zhang 
A New Global Optimization Strategy for the Molecular Replacement Problem  Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
2002 
Zhou, Yunkai ykzhou@caam.rice.edu 
Danny C. Sorensen  Numerical Methods for Large Scale Matrix Equations with Applications in LTI System Model Reduction 
Southern Methodist University Assistant Professor 
2001  Dash, Sanjeeb  William J. Cook  On the Matrix Cuts of Lovász and Schrijver and their use in Integer Programming  IMB Research Lab 
2001  Klampfl, Erica Zimmer  John E. Dennis  A Mixed Integer Nonlinear Formulation for Improving Membrane Filtration Water treatment Plant Design 
Ford Motor Company Research and Design 
2001 
Sinkevich, Olena olenas@umich.edu 
Richard A. Tapia Yin Zhang 
Optimization for Parameter Estimation with Application to transmission Electron Microscopy 
University of Michigan Research Fellow 
2000 
Hicks, Illya illya.hicks@rice.edu 
William J. Cook  Branch Decompositions and their Applications 
Rice University Associate Professor 
2000 
Ji, Lin lji@scripps.edu 
Steven J. Cox  The Inverse Problem of Neuron Identification  Scripps Research Institute 
2000 
Qian, Jianliang qian@ima.umn.edu 
William W. Symes  Geometrical Optics for QuasiP Waves: Theories and Numerical Methods 
Wichita State University Assistant Professor 
2000 
Velázquez, Leticia leti@math.utep.edu 
Richard A. Tapia Yin Zhang 
A Global Optimization Technique for ZeroResidual Nonlinear LeastSquares Problems 
The University of Texas at El Paso Assistant Professor 
2000 
Villalobos, María Cristina mcvilla@panam.edu 
Richard A. Tapia Yin Zhang 
The Behavior of Newton's Method on Two Equivalent Systems from Linear and Nonlinear Programming 
The University of Texas  Pan American Assistant Professor 
1999 
McZeal, Cassandra Moore cmoore@caam.rice.edu 
Robert Bixby Yin Zhang 
Reoptimization in InteriorPoint Methods with Application to Integer Programming  ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company 
1999 
Rich, Jennifer jennifer.rich@aspentech.com 
William J. Cook  A Computational Study of Vehicle Routing Applications 
Chesapeake Supply Chain Development Applications Consultant 
1999 
Rojas, Marielba mr@imm.dtu.dk 
Danny C. Sorensen  A Largescale trustregion approach to the regularization of discrete illposed problems 
Technical University of Denmark Associate Professor 
1999 
Serafini, David dbs@alumni.rice.edu 
John E. Dennis  A Framework for Managing Models in Nonlinear Optimization of Computationally Expensive Functions 
Laboratory for Computerized training Knight Financial Products LLC 
1998 
Martinez, Mónica mmarti7@ca.sandia.gov 
Richard A. Tapia Mary Wheeler 
A Priori Error Estimates of Finite Element Models for Systems of Shallow Water Equations 
Sandia National Labs Senior Member of Technical Staff 
1998 
Williams, Pamela pwillia@sandia.gov 
Richard A. Tapia  Effective Finite Termination Procedures in Interior Point Methods for Linear Programming 
Sandia National Labs Fellow 
1998 
Yang, Chao cyang@lbl.gov 
Danny C. Sorensen  Accelerating the Arnoldi Iteration  Theory and Practice 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Member of Technical Staff 
1997  Abd ElMageed, Maissa  William W. Symes  3D first arrival traveltimes and amplitudes via eikonal and transport finite difference solvers 
University of Alexandria, Egypt Faculty 
1997  Argaez, Miguel  Richard A. Tapia  Exact and Inexact Newton Linesearch InteriorPoint Algorithms for Nonlinear Programming Problems 
University of Texas at El Paso Assistant Professor 
1997 
Butera, Gwyneth Owens gwyneth@butera.org 
Robert Bixby John E. Dennis 
The Solution of a Class of Limited Diversification Portfolio Selection Problems 
ILOG, Inc. Consultant 
1997 
Das, Indraneel DasI@utrc.utc.com 
John E. Dennis  Nonlinear Multicriteria Optimization and Robust Optimality 
United Technologies Research Center Hartford, CT Research Engineer for Strategic Optimization 
1997  Klie, Hector  Mary Wheeler  Krylovsecant methods for solving largescale systems of coupled nonlinear parabolic equations  Sanchez Oil & Gas 
1997  McCarthy, Maeve  Steven J. Cox  An Investigation of the Optimal Design of the Tallest Unloaded Column 
Murray State University, Kentucky Faculty 
1997 
Nolan, Clifford clifford.nolan@ul.ie 
William W. Symes  Global Analysis of Linearized Inversion for the Acoustic Wave Equation 
Univerisity of Limerick, Ireland Faculty 
1997  Oliveira, Aurelio  Danny C. Sorensen  A New Class of Preconditioners for LargeScale LinearSystems from Interior Point Methods for Linear Programming  UNICAMPFEECBrazil 
1997  Parada, Zeferino  Richard A. Tapia  A Modified Augmented Lagrangian Merit Function, and QSuperlinear Characterization Results for PrimalDual QuasiNewton InteriorPoint Method for Nonlinear Programming 
ITAM, Mexico Departamento de Matematicas Faculty 
1997  Saaf, Fredrik  Mary Wheeler  A Study of Reactive transport Phenomena in Porous Media  Shell 
1996 
Berggren, Martin martin.berggren@tbd.uu.se 
Danny C. Sorensen  Optimal Control of Time Evolution Systems: Controllability Investigations and Numerical Algorithms  Uppsala Universitet, Sweden 
1996  Blanch, Joakim  William W. Symes  A Study of Viscous Effects in Seismic Modeling, Imaging, and Inversion: Methodology, Computational Aspects, and Sensitivity 
BHP Billiton Senior Geoscientists 
1996 
Kearsley, Tony ajk@cam.nist.gov 
Richard A. Tapia  The Use of Optimization Techniques in the Solution of Partial Differential Equations 
National Institute of Standards and Technology Research Mathematician 
1996 
San Soucie (Woodward), Carol cswoodward@llnl.gov 
Clint Dawson Mary Wheeler 
Mixed Finite Element Methods for Variably Saturated Subsurface Flow 
Lawrence Livermore Labs Project Leader 
1996 
Vicente, Luís Nunes lvicente@mat.uc.pt 
John E. Dennis  trustRegion InteriorPoint Algorithms for a Class of Nonlinear Programming Problems 
Univ. de Coimbra, Portugal Assistant Professor 
1996 
Yotov, Ivan yotov@math.pitt.edu 
Mary Wheeler  Mixed Finite Element Methods for Flow in Porous Media 
University of Pittsburgh Faculty 
1996  Zuo, Wei  Danny C. Sorensen  A Restarted Lanczos Process for Computing a Large Percentage of the Eigenvalues of a Symmetric Matrix 
Hande Tech Development Manager 
1995  Dadmehr, Shireen  Robert Bixby  An Efficient Simplex Based Method for Solving Large Linear Programs 
High School Math Teacher New Jersey 
1995  GonzálezLima, María  Richard A. Tapia  Effective Computation of the Analytic Center of the Solution Set in Linear Programming Using PrimalDual InteriorPoint Methods 
Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela Faculty 
1995 
Lehoucq, Richard rblehou@sandia.gov 
Danny C. Sorensen  Analysis and Implementation of an Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Iteration  Sandia National Lab 
1995 
Minkoff, Susan sminkoff@math.umbc.edu 
William W. Symes  Multiparameter Inversion and Energry Source Estimation for a Reflection Seismic Experiment 
University of MarylandBaltimore County (UMBC) Associate Professor 
1995  Parr, Victor  Mary Wheeler  Preconditioner Schemes for Ellipitc Saddlepoint Matrices Based upon Jacobi MultiBand Polynomial Matrices 
University of Texas Research Scientist 
1995  Song, Hua  William W. Symes  On a transmission Inverse Problem 
Avanti Inc. Research Scientist 
1994  Cores, Debora  Richard A. Tapia  A Robust Choice of the Lagrange Multipliers in the Successive Quadratic Programming Method  INTEVEP, Venezuela 
1994 
Cowsar, Lawrence cowsar@belllabs.com 
Mary Wheeler  Some Domain Decomposition and Multigrid Preconditioners for Hybrid Mixed Finite Elements  Lucent Technologies 
1994 
Gockenbach, Mark msgocken@mtu.edu 
William W. Symes  An Abstract Analysis of Differential Semblance Optimization 
Michigan Technological University Faculty 
1993  Abd ElAziz, Mohammedi  Danny C. Sorensen  Numerical Safeguarded Use of the Implicit Restarted Lanczos Algorithm for Solving Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems 
Alexandria University, Egypt Faculty 
1993  Alexandrov, Natalia  John E. Dennis  Multilevel Algorithms for Nonlinear Equations and Equality Constrained Optimization  NASA Langley Research Labs 
1993 
Lee, Eva eva.lee@isye.gatech.edu 
Robert Bixby  Solving Structured 0/1 Integer Programs Arising from truck Dispatching Scheduling Problems 
Georgia Tech & Emory University School of Medicine Faculty 
1993  Maciel, M. Cristina  John E. Dennis  A Global Convergence Theory for a General Class of Trust Region Algorithms for Equality Constrained Optimization 
Universidad de la Plata, Argentina Faculty 
1992 
Samuelsen, Catherine catherine.m.samuelsen@exxonmobil.com 
Richard A. Tapia  The DikinKarmarkar Principle for Steepest Descent 
ExxonMobil Exploration Geoscience Technical Development 
1991 
ElBakry, Amr elbakry@caam.rice.edu 
Richard A. Tapia  On the Role of Indicators in Identifying Zero Variables in Linear Programming  ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. 
1991 
Gang, Bao bao@math.msu.edu 
William W. Symes  Microlocal Regularity of an Inverse Problem for the Multidimensional Wave Equation 
Michigan State University Faculty 
1991  Overley, Kurt  John E. Dennis  Structured Secant Updates for Nonlinear Constrained Optimization  
1991  Raydan, Marcos  Richard A. Tapia  Convergence Properties on the Barzilai and Borwein Gradient Method 
Universidad Central de Venezuela Faculty 
1991 
Saigal, Sanjay ssaigal@ilog.com 
Robert Bixby  Optimizing over the Cut Cone: A New Polyhedral Algorithm for the MaximumWeight Cut Problem  ILOG, Inc. 
1991 
Wu, Zhijun zhijun@iastate.edu 
John E. Dennis  A Subgradient Algorithm for Nonlinear Integer Programming and Its Parallel Implementation 
Iowa State University Faculty 
Year  Name  Adviser  Thesis 

1990 
Dobson, David dobson@math.tamu.edu 
William W. Symes  Stability and Regularity of an Inverse Elliptic Boundary Value Problem 
1990  Williamson, Karen  John E. Dennis  A Robust trust Region Algorithm for Nonlinear Programming 
1989  Chiang, Jershan  Richard A. Tapia  Convergence Rates for the Variable, the Multiplier, and the Pair in SQP Methods 
1989  Lewis, Robert M.  William W. Symes  SourceVelocity Identification for a Layered Model of Reflection Seismology 
1989  Li, ShouBai 
Richard A. Tapia John E. Dennis 
Global Convergence of trust Region Methods for Minimizing a Nondifferentiable Function 
1989  Percell, Cheryl B.  William W. Symes  The Effect of Caustics in Acoustic Inverse Scattering Experiments 
1989  Torczon, Virginia  John E. Dennis  MultiDirectional Search: A Direct Search Algorithm for Parallel Machines 
1988 
Dawson, Clint N. clint@ticam.utexas.edu 
Mary Wheeler  Error Estimates for Godunov Mixed Methods for Nonlinear Parabolic Equations 
1988  ElAlem, Mahmoud 
John E. Dennis Richard A. Tapia 
A Global Convergence Theory for a Class of trust Region Algorithms for Constrained Optimization 
1988  Martinez, Hector 
John E. Dennis Richard A. Tapia 
Local and Superlinear Convergence of Structured Secant Methods From the Convex Class 
1987  ElHallabi, Mohammedi 
Richard A. Tapia John E. Dennis 
A Global Convergence Theory for Arbitrary Norm trust Region Methods for Nonlinear Equations 
1987  Turner, Kathryn 
John E. Dennis Richard A. Tapia 
A VariableMetric Variant of the Karmarkar Algorithm for Linear Programming 
1986  Carter, Richard  John E. Dennis  MultiModel Algorithms for Optimization 
1986  Gonzales, Ruth  Mary Wheeler  Domain Decomposition for TwoDimensional Elliptic Operators on Vector and Parallel Machines 
1986  Husemann, Joyce Stevens  George Terrell  Histogram Estimators of Bivariate Densities 
1986  Killough, John E.  Mary Wheeler  A MultiLevel Domain Decomposition Algorithm Suitable for the Solution of ThreeDimensional Elliptic Partial Differential Equations 
1986  Li, Guangye  John E. Dennis  Algorithms for Solving Sparse Nonlinear Systems of Equations 
1986  McKay, Edward  David Middleton  Electromagnetic Propagation and Scattering in SphericallySymmetric Terrestrial SystemModels 
1986 
Meza, Juan meza@hpcrd.lbl.gov 
William W. Symes  Conjugate Residual Methods for Almost Symmetric Linear Systems 
1986  Olkin, Julia  William W. Symes  Linear and Nonlinear Deconvolution Models 
1985  Bunch, David  John E. Dennis  Parameter Estimation of Probabilistic Choice Models 
1985 
Celis, Maria Rosa celis@sgi.com 
Richard A. Tapia John E. Dennis 
A trust Region Strategy for Nonlinear Equality Constrained Optimization 
1985  Dean, Edward 
Richard A. Tapia John E. Dennis 
A Model trust Region Modification of Inexact Newton's Method for Nonlinear Two Point Boundary Value Problems 
1985  Jee, J. Rodney 
David Scott George Terrell 
A Study of Projection Pursuit Methods 
1985 
Parks, Teresa tparks@caam.rice.edu 
John E. Dennis Richard A. Tapia 
Reducible Nonlinear Programming Problems 
1985  Woods, Daniel  John E. Dennis  An Interactive Approach for Solving MultiObjective Optimization Problems 
1983  Allen, John  Ken Kennedy  Dependence Analysis for Subscripted Variables and Its Application to Program transformations 
1983  Boswell, Steven  James Thompson  Nonparametric Mode Estimation for Higher Dimensional Densities 
1983  Cooper, Keith  Ken Kennedy  Interprocedural Data Flow Analysis in a Programming Environment 
1983  Fontecilla, Rodrigo  Richard A. Tapia  A General Convergence Theory for QuasiNewton Methods for Constrained Optimization 
1983  Hathaway, Richard 
John E. Dennis James Thompson 
Constrained MaximumLikelihood Estimation for a Mixture of M Univariate Normal Distributions 
1983  Palmer, Owen James  Mary Wheeler  Error Estimates for Finite Element Methods Applied to Contaminant transport Equations 
1983  Scheidler, Michael  C.C. Wang  Acceleration Waves 
1983  Zadeck, Frank  Ken Kennedy  Incremental Data Flow Analysis in a Structured Program Editor 
1982  Liu, ChungTsong  Angelo Miele  InitialValue Method for TwoPoint BoundaryValue Problems 
1982  Marks, Scott  Ken Kennedy  Optimization of Functional Programs 
1982  Potempa, Thom  Mary Wheeler  Finite Element Methods for Convection Dominated transport Problems 
1982  Rokhlin, Vladimir  John E. Dennis  Integral Equations' Approach to Scattering Problems 
1981  Atkinson, Neely  James Thompson  A Statistical Investigation of the Pulmonary Effects of Exposure to Asbestos 
1981  Darlow, Bruce  Mary Wheeler  A PenaltyGalerkin Method for Solving the Miscible Displacement Problem 
1981  Fogel, Sergei  Rui de Figueiredo  A Feature Construction Methodology for Recognition of Complex Patterns in Scenes 
1980  Nezames, Donna  David Scott  Some Results for Estimating Bivariate Densities Using Kernel, Orthogcnal Series and Penalized Likelihood Procedures 
1980  Smith, Melvyn  James Thompson  Survivorship Models for Sexually transmissible Diseases 
1979  Batiz, Sergio  Robert Thrall  On Decisions With Multiple Objectives: Review and Classification of Prescriptive Methodologies, A Group Value Function Problem, and Applications of a Measure of Information to a Class of Multiattribute Problems 
1979  Garg, Naresh  Richard A. Tapia  A Robust Modification of Newton's Method for Nonlinear Optimization 
1979  Hammons, Charles  Robert Thrall  On Subjective Data in the Multicriteria Decision Problem 
1978  Anderson, George  Richard A. Tapia  An Adaptive OrthogonalSeries Estimator for Probability Density Functions 
1978  Hiebert, Kathie  Richard A. Tapia  An Extension of Newton's Method to Systems of Equations and Inequalities 
1978  Nocedal, Jorge  Richard A. Tapia  On the Method of Conjugate Gradients for Function Minimization 
1978  Shields, Thomas  Ken Kennedy  Syntax Directed Error Analysis in Automatically Constructed Parsers 
1978  Wilcox, Lynn  Rui de Figueiredo  Computationally Efficient Estimators for the Bayes Risk 
1977  Farrow, Rodney  Ken Kennedy  Attributed Grammar Models for Data Flow Analysis 
1977  Ramanathan, Jayashree  Ken Kennedy  Global Data Flow Algorithms and Their Implementations 
1977  Turbay, Gabriel  Guillermo Owen  On Value Theories for NPerson Cooperative Games 
1977  Zyla, Lubomyr  Rui de Figueiredo  A Theory of Nonlinear System Approximation and Identification Based on Volterra Expansions 
1976  Byrd, Richard  Richard A. Tapia  Local Convergence of the Diagonalized Method of Multipliers 
1976  Grisham, Jack 
Henry Rachford Mary Wheeler 
An Interior Penalty H^{1}Galerkin Procedure for the Numerical Solution of Elliptic Partial Differential Equations 
1976 
Scott, David scottdw@rice.edu 
Richard A. Tapia James Thompson 
Nonparametric Probability Density Estimation by Optimization Theoretic Techniques 
1976  Warren, Scott  Ken Kennedy  The Coroutine Model of Attribute Grammar Evaluation 
1975  Cloutier, James  Angelo Miele  The Computation of Optimal Controls in the Presence of Nondifferential Constraints by a Sequential Conjugate Gradientrestoration Technique 
1975  Moore, Ted  Robert Thrall  An Economic Model of a Coal GasificationCombined Cycle Electric Power Plant 
1975  Myers, Geraldine  Richard Young  A PrimalDual Algorithm for Integer Programming Over A Cone 
1974  Bennett, John 
Rui de Figueiredo James Thompson 
Estimation of Multivariate Probability Density Functions Using BSplines 
1974  Guerra, Victor  Richard A. Tapia  Error Detection and Data Smoothing Based on Local Procedures 
1974  Ho, TzuLi  C.C. Wang  Continuum Theory For Composite Materials 
1973  Archer, David  Henry Rachford  Some Methods of Collocation Type for Differential Equations 
1973  Chou, ShihI  C.C. Wang  Galerkin Approximations on Linear Elastostatics, Elastodynamics, and Thermoelastodynamics 
1973  de Montricher, Gilbert 
Richard A. Tapia James Thompson 
Nonparametric Bayesian Estimation of Probability Densities by Function Space Techniques 
1973  Hsia, Wei  Robert Thrall  Decomposition in Nonlinear and Stochastic Programming 
1973  McCarthy, Mary  Richard A. Tapia  Error Bounds For the Solution of Two Point Boundary Value Problems Based on the Kantorovich Theorem 
1972  Hoard, Robert  Frank Huband  A Study of Estimation Problems Involving Multiple traces 