Michael Ferris

Jacques-Louis Lions Chair and Stephen C. Kleene Professor of Computer Sciences

Director of Data Sciences Hub, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

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 energy markets, operations and modeling, economic and traffic equilibria, structural and mechanical engineering, cancer treatment planning and video-on-demand data delivery.

  • Development of modeling tools and software
  • Problem analysis routines, data manipulations, and solution visualization procedures
  • Theory and applications of optimization