by Michael L. Overton
General Interests :
My research concerns numerical algorithms, their analysis, and related issues, primarily in the areas of optimization
and linear algebra. I am also interested in the mathematical analysis of nonsmooth functions, especially the analysis
of eigenvalues, which arise in many different areas of applied mathematics. A related topic is semidefinite programming,
which is linear programming in the space of real symmetric matrices, with eigenvalue positivity constraints.
I have a special interest in nonsmooth, nonconvex optimization problems involving eigenvalues and other
stability measures of nonsymmetric matrices, including pseudospectra and spectral value sets.
M.L. Overton's research work has been supported
by the National Science Foundation every year since 1981.