Jorge Nocedal holds a joint appointment with the
department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and
is the director of Northwestern's Computational Science Institute.
He has served as associate editor (and later co-editor) for Mathematical
Programming and has been on the editorial board of SIAM Journal
on Optimization since its creation in 1989. He has authored more
than 60 articles and has written a textbook on optimization. In
1994 he founded the Optimization Technology Center which is jointly
operated by Northwestern and Argonne National Laboratory. In 1998
he was appointed Bette and Neison Harris Professor of Teaching Excellence.
Jorge received his B.S. in physics from the National University
of Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Rice University.
Prior to moving to Northwestern he taught at the Courant Institute
(New York University).
Optimization, scientific computing, numerical analysis, internet
computing, software, applications of optimization in VLSI design,
atmospheric sciences, networks, and management sciences.