Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory
Short bio: Sven is a computational mathematician and part of the Laboratory for Advanced Numerical Simulations (LANS) in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Senior Fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.
He obtained his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Dundee, working on mixed-integer nonlinear programming problems with Roger Fletcher. He has held postdoc positions at Dundee, Northwestern.
Sven is the current SIAM Vice President for Programs, and serves on the editorial board of Computational Optimization and Applications. He is an editor-in-chief of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research and a co-editor of Mathematical Programming. In addition, Sven also edits the SIAG/OPT Views-and-News. He was the INFORMS Optimization Vice-Chair for nonlinear programming, and has served as the Program Director of the SIAM activity group on optimization.
Together with Roger Fletcher and Philippe L. Toint, Sven was awarded the Lagrange prize in optimization in 2006. In 2009, Sven became a SIAM Fellow.
He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos. Don't miss his seminar on November 1, 2012.