Hande Benson

Hande Benson

Areas of Expertise

  • Interior-Point Methods
  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Operations and Supply Chain Optimization
  • Optimization Software
  • Portfolio Optimization

Selected Works

Articles

Abichandani, Pramod, Benson, H. Y., and Kam, Moshe, Mathematical Programming Approaches for Multi-Vehicle Motion Planning: Linear, Nonlinear, and Mixed Integer Programming. Foundations and Trends in Robotics 2 (Nov 2013): pp. 261-338.

Benson, H. Y., Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Using Interior-Point Methods. Optimization Methods and Software 26 (Dec 2011): 911-931.

Benson, H. Y., and Shanno, D. F., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Regularization and Warmstarts. Computational Optimization and Applications 40 (Jun 2008): 143-189.

Griva, Igor, Shanno, D. F., Vanderbei, R. J., and Benson, H. Y., Global Convergence of a Primal-Dual Interior-Point Method for Nonlinear Programming. Algorithmic Operations Research 3 (Mar 2008): 12-19.

Benson, H. Y., and Shanno, David F., An Exact Primal-Dual Penalty Method Approach to Warmstarting Interior-Point Methods for Linear Programming. Computational Optimization and Applications 38 (Dec 2007): 371-399.

Benson, H. Y., Sen, A., Shanno, D. F., and Vanderbei, R. J., Interior-Point Algorithms, Penalty Methods, and Equilibrium Problems. Computational Optimization and Applications 34 (Jun 2006): 155-182.

Benson, H. Y., Shanno, D. F., and Vanderbei, R. J., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Jamming and Comparative Numerical Testing. Mathematical Programming 99 (Jan 2005): 35-48.

Benson, H. Y., and Vanderbei, R. J., Solving Problems with Semidefinite and Related Constraints Using Interior-Point Methods for Nonlinear Programming. Mathematical Programming 95 (Feb 2003): 279-302.

Benson, H. Y., Shanno, D. F., and Vanderbei, R. J., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex NonlinearProgramming: Filter Methods and Merit Functions. Computational Optimization and Applications 23 (Nov 2002): 257-272.

Benson, H. Y., Shanno, D. F., and Vanderbei, R. J., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear
Programming: Complementarity Constraints.
(Sep 2002):

Benson, H. Y., and Vanderbei, R. J., On Formulating Semidefinite Programming Problems as
Smooth Convex Nonlinear Optimization Problems. Technical Report ORFE 1999-01.
(Sep 1999):

Benson, H. Y., Vanderbei, R. J., and Yurttan, H., Using LOQO to Solve Second-Order Cone Programming
Problems. Technical Report SOR-98-09.
(Sep 1998):

Chapters

Benson, H. Y., “Interior-Point LP Solvers.” Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Ed. James J. Cochran. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, (2011):

Benson, H. Y., “A Comparative Study of Large Scale Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms.” High Performance Algorithms and Software for Nonlinear Optimization, Ed. G. Di Pillo and A. Murli. Massachusetts, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, (2003): 94-126.

Grants

Efficient Interior-Point Methods for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear and Conic Programming (National Science Foundation) $59,960 Sep 2007.

Multivehicle Path Coordination under Communication Constraints (Drexel University Interdisciplinary Research Grant) $15,000 Jul 2007.

Presented Research

Benson, H. Y., MILANO: Mixed-Integer Linear and Nonlinear Opti…, SIAM Conference on Optimization: Darmstadt, Germany, (May 2011):

Benson, H. Y., Abichandani, Pramod, and Kam, Moshe, Decentralized Cooperative Multi-Vehicle Path Co…, GERAD/MITACS Seminar Series, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal: Montreal, Canada, (Mar 2011):

Benson, H. Y., MILANO: Mixed-Integer Linear and Nonlinear Opti…, INFORMS Annual Meeting: Austin, TX, (Nov 2010):

Benson, H. Y., Sen, A., and Shanno, D. F., Convergence Analysis of an Interior-Point Metho…, INFORMS Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA, (Oct 2009):

Benson, H. Y., Sen, A., and Shanno, D. F., Interior-Point Algorithms, Penalty Methods, and…, INFORMS Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA, (Oct 2009):

Benson, H. Y., Interior-point Methods for Mixed-integer Nonlinear and Cone Programming Problems, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming: Chicago, IL, (Aug 2009):

Benson, H. Y., Using interior-point methods within MINLP, IMA Hot Topics Workshop: Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization: Algorithmic Advances and Applications: Minneapolis, MN, (Nov 2008):

Benson, H. Y., Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Using Interior-point Methods, INFORMS Annual Meeting: Washington, DC, (Oct 2008):

Benson, H. Y., Interior-Point Methods for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Conic Programming, SIAM Conference on Optimization: Boston, MA, (May 2008):

Benson, H. Y., LOQO, an Interior-Point Code for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming, INFORMS: Seattle, WA, (Nov 2007):

Benson, H. Y., and Shanno, D. F., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Regularization and Warmstarts, , IMA Conference on Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimisation: Birmingham, UK, (Sep 2007):

Benson, H. Y., LOQO, an Interior-Point Code for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming, International Conference on Continuous Optimization: Hamilton, Canada, (Aug 2007):

Benson, H. Y., State-of-the-Art in Large-Scale Nonlinear Optimization, School of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA, (Apr 2007):

Benson, H. Y., and Shanno, D. F., Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Regularization and Warmstarts, (Jan 2007):

Proceedings

Abichandani, Pramod, Ford, Gabriel, Benson, H. Y., and Kam, Moshe, Mathematical Programming for Multi-Vehicle Motion Planning Problems, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Feb 2012.

Abichandani, Pramod, Benson, H. Y., and Kam, Moshe, Decentralized Multi-Vehicle Path Coordination in Support of Communication, International Conference on Robotics Systems (IROS) Jun 2011. (Sep 2011):

Abichandani, Pramod, Benson, H. Y., and Kam, Moshe, Multi-Vehicle Path Coordination in Support of Communication, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 2009. (May 2009):

Abichandani, Pramod, Benson, H. Y., and Kam, Moshe, Multi-Vehicle Path Coordination under Communication Constraints, American Control Conference Mar 2008. (Mar 2008):

Hu, Wanting, Liu, Xiangrong, and Benson, H. Y., Nonlinear Programming for Supply Chain Management: A Survey and Extensions, Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Apr 2006. (Apr 2006):

Benson, H. Y., Optimal Pricing and Procurement Strategies in a Supply Chain with Multiple Capacitated Suppliers, Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Philadelphia, USA 2005 Mar 2005. (Mar 2005):

Banerjee, A., and Benson, H. Y., Lot Sizing for Group Technology Cells: A Mixed Integer Nonlinear Model with Complementarity Constraints, Second AIMS International Conference on Management Dec 2004. (Dec 2004):

Benson, H. Y., and Ogden, J. M., Mathematical Programming Techniques for Designing Minimum Cost Pipeline Networks for CO2 Sequestration, Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference Nov 00-1. (Sep 2002):

Software

Benson Hande Y MILANO: Mixed-Integer Linear and Nonlinear Optimizer, (Sep 2009):

Education

BS Mathematics and Computer Science - Georgetown University Washington, DC USA 1997
MA Operations Research and Financial Engineering - Princeton University Princeton, NJ USA 1999
PhD Operations Research and Financial Engineering - Princeton University Princeton, NJ USA 2001

Professional Experience

Academic-Rutgers University Part-Time Lecturer New Brunswick NJ Aug 2001 - May 2002
Academic-Princeton University Environmental Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Princeton NJ Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
Academic-Princeton University - Operation Research and Financial Engineering Postdoctoral Fellow Princeton NJ Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
Academic-United States Naval Academy Assistant Professor Annapolis MD Aug 2002 - Aug 2003
Academic-Drexel University Assistant Professor Philadelphia PA Sep 2003 - Sep 2009
Academic-Drexel University Associate Professor Sep 2009 -

Awards

2009-2012 Distinguished Fellow, Center for Research Excellence (LeBow College of Business Center for Research Excellence)
2005 Excellence in Research Award (LeBow College of Business)