Matthias Heinkenschloss. Professor. Ph.D. (1991) University of Trier, Germany. Analysis of optimization methods for optimal control, optimal design, and parameter identification problems governed by partial differential equations (PDEs).

Illya V. Hicks. Associate Professor. Ph.D. (2000) Rice University. Combinatorial optimization, graph theory, integer programming and related applications.

Richard A. Tapia. University Professor. Ph.D. (1967) University of California, Los Angeles. Numerical analysis and optimization theory.

Yin Zhang. Professor. PhD (1987) State University of New York, Stony Brook. Design, analysis, and implementation of computer algorithms for solving practical optimization problems.