College of Letters & Sciences
Michael Ferris' research is concerned with algorithmic and interface development for large scale problems in mathematical programming. The major thrust of his research is in providing tools to operations researchers, economists and engineers that help them to understand and solve their models. Ferris has worked on several applications of both optimization and complementarity, including cancer treatment plan development, radiation therapy, video-on-demand data delivery, economic and traffic equilibria, structural and mechanical engineering.
- Development of modeling tools and software
- Problem analysis routines, data manipulations, and solution visualization procedures
- Theory and applications of optimization