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Mike received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989, his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1990 and 1993, and is currently a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department within the Computation, Computers, Information, and Mathematics Center at Sandia National Laboratories.


Mike led the DAKOTA project for 15 years (1994-2009) and now leads algorithm research and development activities related to DAKOTA. Mike's research interests include uncertainty quantification, design under uncertainty, surrogate-based optimization, and high-performance computing, with application to stockpile stewardship and energy initiatives through the NNSA ASC, DOE ASCR, and DOE SciDAC programs. A number of his publications are available on the DAKOTA web site.

Professional Activities

Mike is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), and the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). Mike currently serves as a member of the AIAA Nondeterministic Approaches Technical Committee and on the editorial board for the International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification.

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