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Andrew R. Conn  arconn@watson.ibm.com
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Welcome!

I am a member of the Numerical Analysis Group in the Mathematical Sciences Department at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. I manage the group when they let me. You might be surprised to know that whenever possible we endeavour to make our software available through an Open Source license from COIN-OR.

Research Activities:

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Books and special journals' issues


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A. R. Conn, N. Gould and Ph. L. Toint,
Trust-Region Methods,
SIAM, Philadelphia, USA, 2000.
(More about this book here .)

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A.R. Conn, N. Gould and pH L. Toint,
LANCELOT, A Fortran Package for Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization (Release A),
Springer Verlag, Series on Computational Mathematics #17, Berlin, 1992.
ISBN 3-540-55470-X. (More about LANCELOT here .)

L.T. Biegler, T.F. Coleman, A.R. Conn and F.N. Santosa (Eds.),
Large-scale Optimization with Applications, Part I,
Optimization in Inverse Problems and Design,
Volume 92, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications,
Springer Verlag} Berlin, New York, 1997.

L.T. Biegler, T.F. Coleman, A.R. Conn and F.N. Santosa (Eds.),
Large-scale Optimization with Applications, Part II,
Optimal Design and Control,
Volume 93, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications,
Springer Verlag} Berlin, New York, 1997.

L.T. Biegler, T.F. Coleman, A.R. Conn and F.N. Santosa (Eds.),
Large-scale Optimization with Applications, Part II,
Molecular Structure and Optimization,
Volume 94, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications,
Springer Verlag} Berlin, New York, 1997.

A.R. Conn, N. Gould and Ph.L. Toint (eds.),
Large Scale Optimization -- Applications,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 48(1), 1990.

A.R. Conn, N. Gould and Ph.L. Toint (Eds.),
Large Scale Optimization,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 45(3), 1989.

A.R. Conn, N. Gould and F. B. Shepherd (eds.),
ISMP 2000, Part I,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 91(3), 2002.

A.R. Conn, N. Gould and F. B. Shepherd (Eds.),
ISMP 2000, Part II,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 92(3), 2002.

A.R. Conn, N. Gould and F. B. Shepherd (Eds.),
ISMP 2000, Part III,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 95(1), 2003.

Recent publications

( 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000)

2004

 

2003

C. Visweswariah, A. R. Conn, and L. G. Silva.
Exploiting optimality conditions in accurate static circuit tuning.
High performance algorithms and software for nonlinear optimization, (Eds.) G. Di Pillo and A. Murli, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrect, The Netherlands, pages 363--381, 2003.
( Text, abstract )

A. Wächter, C. Visweswariah, and A. R. Conn.
Large-scale optimization in circuit tuning.
Future Generation Computer Systems, special issue on the Speedup/PARS workshop in Basel, Germany, Elsevier Science, 2003.
( Text, abstract)

A.R. Conn, P.K. Coulman, R.A. Haring, G.L. Morrill, C. Visweswariah and C-W. Wu,
JiffyTune: Circuit Optimization Using Time-Domain Sensitivities,
IEEE Transactions on CAD, vol. 17 , pp. 1292 - 1309, 1998 is republished in the book "The Best of ICCAD - 20 Years of Excellence in Computer Aided Design", Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp. 347-364, 2003.
( Text, abstract)

A.R. Conn, K. Scheinberg, and L. N. Vicente
Error Estimates and Poisedness in Multivariate Polynomial Interpolation
Research Report RC 22990, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown, USA, 1993.
( Text, abstract)

2002 see above

2001

A. R. Conn and C. Visweswariah.
Overview of continuous optimization advances and applications to circuit tuning.
International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), April 2001, Sonoma County, CA.
( Text,abstract)

A. R. Conn and C. Visweswariah.
Method of reformulating static circuit optimization problems for reduced size, degeneracy and redundancy.
U.S. patent 6,321,362, issued November 2001.
( Text, abstract)


2000

A. R. Conn, N. Gould, D. Orban and pH L. Toint
A primal-dual trust-region algorithm for non-convex nonlinear programming,
Mathematical Programming, vol. 87(2), pp. 215-249, 2000.
( Text, abstract )

K.D. Andersen, E. Christiansen, A.R. Conn and M.L. Overton,
An Efficient Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method for Minimizing a Sum of Euclidean Norms
SIAM J. Scient. Comp. 22, pp. 243-262, 2000.
( Text, abstract )

C. Visweswariah, R. A. Haring, and A. R. Conn,
Noise considerations in circuit optimization.
IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of ICs and Systems,
vol. 19(6), pp. 679--690, June 2000.
( Text,abstract)

A.R. Conn, N.I.M. Gould and pH L. Toint,
A primal-dual algorithm for minimizing a non-convex function subject to bound and linear equality constraints. Nonlinear Optimization and Related Topics, G. DI Pillo and F. Giannessi (Eds.), April, 2000,
pp. 15-50, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
( Text, abstract )

Publications from the previous century

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Publicity for the work on tuning including articles in the press and on the web.

IBM tool automates resizing of transistors.
D. Lammers.
EE Times, Issue 1222, June 10, 2002, pages 51, 60, article on EinsTuner

IBM gets refined with chip software.
S. Shankland.
CNET news.com, May 31, 2002, article about EinsTuner. The same article in Chinese appeared in the Chinese version of CNET, http://www.ccw.com.cn.

Chip Checker: EinsTuner automates the transistor-design process.
S. Wolpin.
IBM Think Research, http://www.research.ibm.com/thinkresearch, July 2002.

Automatic circuit tuning.
IBM Research Magazine, number 1, April 1997, page 8, article about JiffyTune.

Earlier Projects


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sal_logoCUTE (Constrained and Unconstrained Testing Environment) Now extended as CUTEr (CUTE, revisited)


 

You can reach me at: arconn@watson.ibm.com
Last updated: February 23, 2004.