Who We Are

We especially thank Jorge Moré, Steven Benson, and Lois McInnes for their ground-breaking effort on previous versions of TAO.

TAO relies on PETSc for the linear algebra required to solve optimization problems, and we have benefited from the PETSc team's experience, tools, software, and advice. In many ways, TAO is a natural outcome of the PETSc development.

TAO has benefited from the work of various researchers who have provided solvers, test problems, and interfaces. In particular, we acknowledge Lisa Grignon, Elizabeth Dolan, Boyana Norris, Gabriel Lopez-Calva, Yurii Zinchenko, Michael Gertz, Jarek Nieplocha, Limin Zhang, Manojkumar Krishnan, and Evan Gawlik. We also thank all TAO users for their comments, bug reports, and encouragement.

The development of TAO is supported by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357. We also thank the Argonne Laboratory Computing Resource Center and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center for allowing us to test and run TAO applications on their machines.