Frank E. Curtis

Visiting Research Scientist
Postdocs and visitors

Frank E. Curtis is visiting Columbia IEOR for the Fall 2017 semester. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he has been employed since 2009. He received his Bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary in 2003 with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science, received his Masters in 2004 and Ph.D. in 2007 from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Science at Northwestern University, and spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University from 2007 until 2009. His research focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods for solving large-scale nonlinear optimization problems, the results of which have appeared in journals such as Mathematical Programming and the SIAM Journal on Optimization. He received an Early Career Award from the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program of the U.S. Department of Energy, and has received funding from various programs of the U.S. National Science Foundation. He served as the Vice Chair for Nonlinear Programming for the INFORMS Optimization Society from 2010 until 2012, and is very active in professional societies and groups related to mathematical optimization, including INFORMS, the Mathematics Optimization Society, and the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.

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