Adrian Lewis
School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Adrian Lewis
Samuel B. Eckert
Professor of Engineering

School of ORIE
Cornell University
234 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

607 255 9147
email: adrian.lewis




Short Bio


My Interests

I work on variational analysis and nonsmooth optimization, with a particular interest on the interplay between optimization algorithms and semi-algebraic geometry, and on variational properties of eigenvalues. My research has been continuously supported since 2004 by the National Science Foundation, currently under Grant DMS-1613996.

I am a SIAM Fellow. I am a Co-Editor of Mathematical Programming A, and an Associate Editor of Set-Valued Analysis, and of Mathematika.

My research has been recognized by the 1995 Aisenstadt Prize, from the Canadian Centre de recherches mathematiques, the 2003 Lagrange Prize for Continuous Optimization from SIAM and the Mathematical Optimization Society, and a SIAM Outstanding Paper Award in 2005. I was an Invited Speaker at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul. My co-authors and I won the 2018 INFORMS Computing Society Prize.

I served as Director of
ORIE from 2010 to 2013. I have also served on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, of the SIAM Journal on Optimization, the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and the MPS/SIAM Series on Optimization. I have served as Treasurer of Foundations of Computational Mathematics, and as a Council Member of the Mathematical Optimization Society.

My longtime friend, mentor, and co-author of Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization, Jon Borwein, passed away in 2016. I miss him.

I also work with Nia.

I updated these pages in July 2019.