Aswin Kannan
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Bldg. 240, 1e16
Argonne, IL 60439

phone: (630) 252-0054
email: akannan (at)

Thanks to Stefan and MCS for giving me a page for some personal info. I worked at Argonne from June 2010 to July 2012.

I am also currently working on collecting and solving a set of simulation based optimization problems arising from several Engineering and Scientific applications. If you have a black box simulator that returns you a function value (no knowledge of gradients or/and the functional form) that needs to be optimized, please click here and send me a note if I can be of any assistance.

Besides derivative free optimization, I am also interested in quadratic programming and variational inequalities.


Work in progress

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