Jon Lee

(734) 936-0502

Economics, Finance and Business, Engineering, Physical Science, Social Science
Graph-Based Methods, Information Theory, Networks, Optimization

Jon Lee

G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor

Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

G Lawton and Louise G Johnson Professor of Engineering and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering

Jon’s research focus is on nonlinear discrete optimization (NDO). Many practical engineering problems have physical aspects which are naturally modeled through smooth nonlinear functions, as well as design aspects which are often modeled with discrete variables. Research in NDO seeks to marry diverse techniques from classical areas of optimization, for example methods for smooth nonlinear optimization and methods for integer linear programming, with the idea of successfully attacking natural NDO models for practical engineering problems.  On particular area of applied interest is environmental monitoring and the framework of maximum-entropy sampling.