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Stephen Wright is the George B. Dantzig Professor of Computer Sciences, the Sheldon B. Lubar Chair of Computer Sciences, and the Amar and Balinder Sohi Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He does research in computational optimization and its applications to many areas of science and engineering. Prior to joining UW-Madison in 2001, Wright was a senior computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (1990-2001) and a professor of computer science at the University of Chicago (2000-2001). From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society, and he was elected a Trustee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for three terms, from 2005-2014. He is a Fellow of SIAM.
Wright is an author of widely used text/reference books in optimization, including "Primal Dual Interior-Point Methods" (SIAM, 1997) and "Numerical Optimization" (2nd Edition, Springer, 2006, with J. Nocedal). He has published widely on optimization theory, algorithms, software and applications. He is coauthor of widely used software for linear and quadratic programming and for compressed sensing.
Wright currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Optimization, and has previously served on the editorial boards of other leading journals, including Mathematical Programming, Series A; SIAM Review; the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing; Mathematics of Computation; and Mathematical Programming, Series B, for which he also served a term as Editor-in-Chief.