John E. Dennis

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John E. Dennis
Alma materUniversity of Miami
University of Utah
AwardsFulbright Scholar (1986)
SIAM Fellow (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsNumerical computation
Mathematical optimization
InstitutionsUniversity of Utah
Cornell University
Rice University
ThesisVariations on Newton's Method (1966)
Doctoral advisorRobert E. Barnhill
Doctoral students

John Emory Dennis, Jr. (born 1939), is an American mathematician who has made major contributions in mathematical optimization. Dennis is currently a Noah Harding professor emeritus and research professor in the department of computational and applied mathematics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research interests include optimization in engineering design. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the SIAM Journal on Optimization.[1] In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[2]


Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE), in 1962 and a Master of Science in mathematics in 1964 at the University of Miami. He earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Utah in 1966.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Overton, Michael L.; Schnabel, Robert B. (January 1999). "Dedication". SIAM Journal on Optimization. 9 (4): vii–viii. doi:10.1137/SJOPE8000009000004000vii000001.
  2. ^ "SIAM Fellows - Class of 2010". Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Retrieved 29 August 2017.