Short Bio - Luis Nunes Vicente
Luis Nunes Vicente is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of
His research interests include
Computational Science and Engineering, and Machine Learning
and Data Science.
He obtained his PhD from Rice University in 1996,
under a Fulbright
scholarship, receiving from Rice the Ralph Budd Thesis Award. He was one
of the three finalists of the 94-96 A. W. Tucker Prize
of the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS).
In 2015, he was awarded the Lagrange Prize of SIAM (Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics) and MOS for the
co-authorship of the book "Introduction to Derivative-Free Optimization,
MPS-SIAM Series on Optimization, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009".
He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the
IMA/University of Minnesota in 2002/2003,
at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences/NYU
and the Université Paul Verlaine of Metz in 2009/2010,
and at Roma/Sapienza and Rice University in 2016/2017.
He was visiting Chercheur Sénior of the
Fondation de Coopération Sciences et Technologies pour
l'Aéronautique et l'Espace
(Réseau Thématique de Recherche Avancée) at CERFACS and Institut National Polytechnique, Toulouse,
He has served on numerous editorial boards,
including SIAM Journal on Optimization (2009-2017), EURO Journal on Computational
Optimization, and Optimization Methods and Software (2010-2018).
He was Editor-in-Chief of Portugaliae Mathematica
(published by the European Mathematical Society) during 2013-2018.
He has given a number of plenary lectures
in reputed society/serial conferences (13th French-German Conf. Optim.,
VII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optim.,
Journées de l'Optimisation - Montréal,
5th Sino-Japanese Optim. Meeting,
43rd Annual Conf. of Italian OR Society,
26th IFIP TC 7 / 2013,
Journées Annuelles 2014 CNRS Optimisation,