André L. Tits (email@example.com)
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research
André L. Tits was born in Verviers, Belgium on April 13, 1951.
He received the `Ingénieur Civil' degree from the University of Liège,
Belgium and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California,
Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering, in 1974, 1979, and 1980, respectively.
Since 1981, Dr. Tits has been with the University of Maryland, College
Park. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and he holds
a permanent joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research. He
has held visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley, at
the Lund Institute of Technology, at INRIA, at the Catholic University of
Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and at the Australian National
Dr. Tits received a 1985 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He
is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and
a member of
the Mathematical Programming Society and of the Society for Industrial and
From July 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Tits was the Editor for Technical Notes
and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
As of September 2005, he is the Editor for Rapid Publications of
Automatica. Currently, he is also an associate editor
of Computational Optimization and Applications and of Optimization
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Dr. Tits's main research interests lie in various aspects of numerical
optimization, optimization-based system design and robust control with
emphasis on numerical methods. In addition to carrying out fundamental
research work in these areas, researchers in Dr. Tits's group have developed
several software packages. Especially popular is
a tandem of
sophisticated software suites for nonlinear constrained optimization,
in use at over 1000 sites around the world.
Selected Reports and Publications
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- J. L. Zhou and A. L. Tits, An SQP Algorithm for Finely
Discretized Continuous Minimax Problems and Other Minimax
Problems With Many Objective Functions, SIAM Journal on
Optimization, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1996, pp. 461-487.
PDF file. Also see
Erratum, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1998:
- C. T. Lawrence and A. L. Tits, Feasible Sequential Quadratic
Programming for Finely Discretized Problems from SIP,
In R. Reemtsen, J.-J. Ruckmann (eds.): Semi-Infinite
Programming, in the series Nonconvex Optimization and its
Applications. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998, pp. 159-193.
Also see Erratum: PDF file
- C.T. Lawrence and A.L. Tits, A Computationally Efficient
Feasible Sequential Quadratic Programming Algorithm,
SIAM J. Optimization, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2001, pp. 1092-1118.
- A.L. Tits, A. Waechter, S. Bakhtiari, T.J. Urban and C.T. Lawrence,
Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Programming with Strong Global and
Local Convergence Properties,
SIAM J. Optimization, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 173-199, 2003.
- S. Bakhtiari and A.L. Tits, A Simple Primal-Dual Feasible
Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Programming with Monotone Descent,
Computational Optimization and Applications, Vol. 25, pp. 17-38, 2003.
- A.L. Tits, P.A. Absil and W.P. Woessner, Constraint Reduction
for Linear Programs with Many Inequality Constraints,
SIAM J. Optimization, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 119-146, 2006.
- S. Schurr, A.L. Tits and D. O'Leary, Universal Duality in Conic
Convex Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Series A,
Vol. 109, No. 1, pp. 69-88, 2007.
- P.A. Absil and A.L. Tits, Newton-KKT Interior-Point Methods
for Indefinite Quadratic Programming, Computational
Optimization and Applications, Vol. 36, pp. 5-41, 2007.
- C.D. Hauck, C.D. Levermore and A.L. Tits, Convex Duality and
Entropy-Based Moment Closures: Characterizing Degenerate Densities,
SIAM J. Control Optim., Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1977-2015, 2008.
- J.H. Jung, D.P. O'Leary, and A.L. Tits, Adaptive Constraint
Reduction for Training Support Vector Machines,
Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 31, pp. 156-177,
2008. PDF file.
- S.P. Schurr, D.P. O'Leary, and A.L. Tits, A polynomial-time
interior-point method for conic optimization, with inexact barrier
SIAM J. Optimization, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 548-571, 2009.
- L.B. Winternitz, S.O. Nicholls, A.L. Tits and D.P. O'Leary,
A Constraint-Reduced Variant of Mehrotra's Predictor-Corrector
Algorithm, Computational Optimization and Applications,
Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 1001-1036, 2012. PDF file.
- J.H. Jung, D.P. O'Leary, and A.L. Tits, Adaptive Constraint
Reduction for Convex Quadratic Programming, Computational
Optimization and Applications, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 125-157, 2012.
- M.Y. He and A.L. Tits, Infeasible constraint-reduced interior-point
methods for linear optimization, Optimization Methods
and Software, Vol. 27, No. 4-5, pp. 801-825, 2012.
- G.W. Alldredge, C.D. Hauck, and A.L. Tits, High-order,
entropy-based closures for linear transport in slab geometry II:
A computational study of the optimization problem,
SIAM J. on Scientific Computation, 34(4), B361-B391, 2012.
- L.B. Winternitz, A.L. Tits, and P.-A. Absil, Addressing rank
degeneracy in constraint-reduced interior-point methods for linear
optimization, Journal of Optimization, Theory and Applications,
- G.W. Alldredge, C.D. Hauck, D.P. O'Leary, and A.L. Tits,
Adaptive change of basis in entropy-based moment closures for
linear kinetic equations, Journal of Computational Physics, 2014,
- A.L. Tits, V. Balakrishnan and L. Lee,
Robustness under Bounded Uncertainty with Phase Information,
IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, vol. 44, no. 1, 1999.
- A.L. Tits and V. Balakrishnan,
Small-mu Theorems with Frequency-Dependent Uncertainty Bounds,
Math. of Control, Signals and Sytems, vol. 11, pp. 220-243, 1998.
- Y.S. Chou, A.L. Tits and V. Balakrishnan,
Absolute Stability Theory, $\mu$ Theory,
and State-Space Verification of Frequency-Domain Conditions:
Connections and Implications for Computation, IEEE Trans. on
Automatic Control, vol. 44, No. 5, May 1999, pp. 906-913.
- C.T. Lawrence, A.L. Tits and P. Van Dooren,
A Fast Algorithm for the Computation of an Upper Bound on the Mu-Norm,
Automatica, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2000, pp. 449-456.
- A.A. Kale and A.L. Tits,
On Kharitonov's Theorem Without Invariant Degree Assumption,
Automatica, vol. 36, No. 7, 2000, pp. 1075-1076.
- A.L. Tits and Y.-S. Chou,
On Mixed-Mu Synthesis,
Automatica, vol. 36, No. 7, 2000, pp. 1077-1079.
- V. Sima, A.L. Tits, and Y. Yang,
Computational experience with robust pole assignment algorithms,
Proceedings of the
2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA),
2006 IEEE Conference on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design (CACSD)
2006 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC),
Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany,
October 4-6, 2006, pp.36-41, Omnipress.
Abstracts of some of his publications can be accessed here
from the ISR
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Last updated November 26, 2013