Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders 

Research Professor
Dept of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E)
Operations Research at Stanford (=MS&E)
Systems Optimization Laboratory (SOL)
Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME)
Scientific Computing and Computational Math (SCCM)
Stanford University

Prof Michael Saunders
Huang Building
475 Via Ortega
Suite 060 (Bottom level, ICME area)
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305-4042


Research Interests

  • Numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, linear/nonlinear programming, sparse matrix methods, iterative solvers.

  • Algorithm design/implementation for constrained optimization, sparse linear equations, sparse least squares.

  • Multiscale optimization problems in systems biology.

  • Please note that I am unable to offer internships or postdoctoral positions outside normal PhD admissions to Stanford.


1985: William Orchard-Hays Prize in Computational Mathematical Programming, Mathematical Programming Society, first recipient
2004: ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science
2007: ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Mathematics
2007: Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand
2012: SIAM Linear Algebra Prize (with S.-C. Choi and C. C. Paige)
2012: Stanford University Invention Hall of Fame (with P. E. Gill, W. Murray, B. A. Murtagh, and M. H. Wright)
2013: SIAM Fellow

Associate Editor

1982-2004 ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)
1989-2002 SIAM Journal on Optimization (SIOPT)
1999-present Optimization and Engineering (OPTE)
2010-2016 Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization (NACO)