I am a senior computational mathematician and deputy division director in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. I am a member of LANS, the Laboratory for Applied Mathematics, Numerical Software, and Statistics (LANS) , and a Senior Fellow of the Computation Institute.
I am interested in the development of reliable methods for solving large-scale nonlinear optimization problems and in the implementation and analysis of filter type algorithms. This forms the basis from which I am extending nonlinear optimization methodologies to other areas such as design-of-experiments, machine learning, quantum computing, and mixed-integer nonlinear optimization.
Current Research Interests & Testproblem Libraries
Publications & Preprints
Software (under construction)
NEOS server the ubiquitous online source for optimization
Views-and-News the newsletter for the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.
Student and Postdoc Opportunities:
LISTn: LANS Informal Talks Network, see also the LISTn google calendar
Jon Lee and Sven Leyffer (Eds). Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, in The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 154, Springer, 2012.
Sven Leyffer (see my google calendar for busy times)
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, Il 60439, USA
E-mail: leyffer at anl.gov
Phone: (630) 252-4698; Fax: (630) 252-5986