Jeffrey Larson is an assistant computational mathematician at Argonne. His research centers on optimization algorithms and their implementation in software.
Jeff joined Argonne in 2014 as a postdoctoral appointee. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher with the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Sweden. He earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2012.
Jeff is a lead developer of libEnsemble, a Python library to coordinate the concurrent evaluation of ensembles of computations. He also develops APOSMM, an asynchronously parallel optimization solver for finding multiple minima, and algorithms for derivative-free optimization that exploit commonly existing structures in scientific applications. He also studies approaches for routing platooning vehicles through a road network in the most fuel-efficient manner and algorithms for optimizing stochastic functions.
- Simulation-based, black-box, or derivative-free optimization
- Vehicle platoon routing
- Multistart optimization algorithms