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Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders

Emeritus
Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering, Emeritus
B.Sc. (Hons), Canterbury, Mathematics (1965)
MS, Stanford University, Computer Science (1970)
PhD, Stanford University, Computer Science (1972)

Saunders develops mathematical methods for solving large-scale constrained optimization problems and large systems of equations. He also implements such methods as general-purpose software to allow their use in many areas of engineering, science, and business. He is co-developer of the large-scale optimizers MINOS, SNOPT, SQOPT, PDCO, the dense QP and NLP solvers LSSOL, QPOPT, NPSOL, and the linear equation solvers SYMMLQ, MINRES, MINRES-QLP, LSQR, LSMR, LSRN, LUSOL.