Anders Forsgren was born in Danderyd,
Sweden, in 1961. He received an MSc degree in Engineering Physics from
KTH in 1985, an MS degree in Operations Research from Stanford
University in 1987 and a PhD degree in Optimization and Systems Theory
from KTH in 1990. Between 1991 and 1995 he was a research associate at
the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory, where in 1995 he was
appointed docent. Since 2003, he is a professor at this division. His
main research interest is nonlinear programming.
Anders Forsgren Division of Optimization and Systems Theory Department of Mathematics KTH Royal Institute of Technology SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
E-mail:
andersf@kth.se |

- SF2812 Applied linear optimization (period 3, spring 2018)
- SF2822 Applied nonlinear optimization (period 4, spring 2018)
- SF3840 Numerical nonlinear programming (graduate course, period 3-4, spring 2018)

- (with T. Odland),
*On exact linesearch quasi-Newton methods for minimizing a quadratic function*. Computational Optimization and Applications 69 (2018), 225-241. (Also available as arXiv:1503.01892 [math.OC]) - (with M. Böck, K. Eriksson and B. Hårdemark),
*Towards robust adaptive radiation therapy strategies*. Medical Physics 44 (2017), 2054-2065. (Also available as arXiv:1611.01399 [math.OC]) - (with L. Engberg, K. Eriksson and B. Hårdemark),
*Explicit optimization of plan quality measures in intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment planning*. Medical Physics 44 (2017) 2045-2053. (Also available as arXiv:1607.01148 [physics.med-ph]. - (with P. E. Gill
and E. Wong),
*Primal and dual active-set methods for convex quadratic programming*, Mathematical Programming 159 (2016), 469-508. (Also available as arXiv:1503.08349 [math.OC]) - (with H. Æ. Oddsdóttir, E. Hagrot and V. Chotteau),
*Robustness analysis of elementary flux modes generated by column generation*, Mathematical Biosciences 273 (2016), 45-56. (Also available as arXiv:1503.03459 [math.OC]) - (with H. Æ. Oddsdóttir, E. Hagrot and V. Chotteau),
*On dynamically generating relevant elementary flux modes in a metabolic network using optimization*. Journal of Mathematical Biology 71 (2015), 903-920. (Also available as arXiv:1410.2680 [math.OC]) - (with A. Fredriksson and B. Hårdemark), Maximizing the probability of satisfying the clinical goals in radiation therapy treatment planning under setup uncertainty, Medical Physics 42 (2015), 3992–3999.
- (with T. Odland),
*On the connection between the conjugate gradient method and quasi-Newton methods on quadratic problems*. Computational Optimization and Applications 60 (2015), 377-392 . (Also available as arXiv:1407.1268 [math.OC]) - (with F. Carlsson),
*On column generation approaches for approximate solutions of quadratic programs in intensity-modulated radiation therapy*. Annals of Operations Research 223 (2014), 471-481. - (with R. Bokrantz),
*An algorithm for approximating convex Pareto surfaces based on dual techniques*. INFORMS Journal on Computing 25 (2013), 377-393. - (with A. Fredriksson and
B. Hårdemark),
*Minimax optimization for handling range and setup uncertainties in proton therapy*. Medical Physics 38 (2011), 1672-1684. - (with
P. E. Gill and
J. D. Griffin),
*Iterative solution of augmented systems arising in interior methods*. SIAM Journal on Optimization 18 (2007), 666-690. - (with F. Carlsson,
H. Rehbinder and K. Eriksson),
*Using eigenstructure of the Hessian to reduce the dimension of the intensity modulated radiation therapy optimization problem*. Annals of Operations Research 148 (2006), 81-94. -
*On warm starts for interior methods*. In IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, volume 199, System Modeling and Optimization, eds. F. Ceragioli, A. Dontchev, H. Furuta, K. Marti, and L. Pandolfi, pp. 51-66. Springer, Boston, 2006. - (with F. Carlsson),
*Iterative regularization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy optimization*. Medical Physics 33 (2006), 225-234. - (with
P. E. Gill and
M. H. Wright),
*Interior methods for nonlinear optimization.*SIAM Review 44 (2002), 525-597. *Inertia-controlling factorizations for optimization algorithms.*Applied Numerical Mathematics 43 (2002), 91-107.- (with M. Prytz),
*Dimensioning multicast-enabled communications networks.*Networks 39 (2002), 216-231. - (with G. Sporre),
*On weighted linear least-squares problems related to interior methods for convex quadratic programming.*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 23 (2001), 42-56. *Optimality conditions for nonconvex semidefinite programming.*Mathematical Programming 88 (2000), 105-128.- (with
P. E. Gill),
*Primal-dual interior methods for nonconvex nonlinear programming.*SIAM Journal on Optimization 8 (1998), 1132-1152. - (with
W. Murray),
*Newton methods for large-scale linear inequality-constrained minimization.*SIAM Journal on Optimization 7 (1997), 162-176. *On linear least-squares problems with diagonally dominant weight matrices.*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 17 (1996), 763-788.- (with
P. E. Gill and
J. R. Shinnerl),
*Stability of symmetric ill-conditioned systems arising in interior methods for constrained optimization.*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 17 (1996), 187-211. - (with
P. E. Gill and
W. Murray),
*Computing modified Newton directions using a partial Cholesky factorization.*SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 16 (1995), 139-150. - (with
U. Ringertz),
*On the use of a modified Newton method for nonlinear finite element analysis.*Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 110 (1993), 275-283. - (with
W. Murray),
*Newton methods for large-scale linear equality-constrained minimization.*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 14 (1993), 560-587. - (with
P. E. Gill and
W. Murray),
*On the identification of local minimizers in inertia-controlling methods for quadratic programming.*SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 12 (1991), 730-746.

- (with L. Engberg and K. Eriksson),
*Increased accuracy of planning tools for optimization of dynamic multileaf collimator delivery of radiotherapy through reformulated objective functions*, arXiv:1802.00619 [math.OC], 2018. - (with T. Odland),
*On solving symmetric systems of linear equations in an unnormalized Krylov subspace framework*, arXiv:1409.4937 [math.OC], 2014. - (with M. H. Wright),
*An elementary proof of linear programming optimality conditions without using Farkas' lemma*, arXiv:1407.1240 [math.OC], 2014. - (with A. Fredriksson
and B. Hårdemark)
*Optimizing the scenario positions for robust radiation therapy treatment planning*, Report TRITA-MAT-2012-OS5, Department of Mathematics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. - (with R. Bokrantz),
*A dual algorithm for approximating Pareto sets in convex multi-criteria optimization*. Report TRITA-MAT-2011-OS3, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. - (with M. Fallgren and
G. Fodor),
*An optimization approach to joint cell, channel and power allocation in multicell networks*. Report TRITA-MAT-2011-OS2, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. *A sufficiently exact inexact Newton step based on reusing matrix information*. Report TRITA-MAT-2009-OS7, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2009.*An elementary proof of optimality conditions for linear programming*. Report TRITA-MAT-2008-OS6, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2008.- (with F. Carlsson),
*A conjugate-gradient based approach for approximate solutions of quadratic programs*. Report TRITA-MAT-2008-OS2, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2008. *On the behavior of the conjugate-gradient method on ill-conditioned problems*. Report TRITA-MAT-2006-OS1, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2006.- (with G. Sporre),
*Characterization of the limit point of the central path in semidefinite programming.*Report TRITA-MAT-2002-OS12, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2002. - (with G. Sporre),
*Relations between divergence of multipliers and convergence to infeasible points in primal-dual interior methods for nonconvex nonlinear programming.*Report TRITA-MAT-2002-OS7, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2002. - (with M. Prytz),
*Dimensioning of a multicast network that uses shortest path routing distibution trees.*Report TRITA-MAT-2002-OS1, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 2002. *A note on maximum-smoothness approximation of forward interest rate.*Report TRITA-MAT-1998-OS3, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 1998.*Newton methods for nonconvex optimization.*Report TRITA-MAT-1990-10, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, 1990. (Doctoral thesis).- (with
P. E. Gill and
W. Murray),
*A modified Newton method for unconstrained minimization.*Report SOL 89-12, Department of Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989.

- Michelle Böck (since 2013). Industrial graduate student in a joint project with RaySearch Laboratories AB.
- David Ek (since 2016). Graduate student in a project funded by the Swedish Research Council.
- Lovisa Engberg (since 2013). Industrial graduate student in a joint project with RaySearch Laboratories AB.

- Hildur Æsa
Oddsdóttir (2015). Thesis title:
*Macroscopic modeling of metabolic reaction networks and dynamic identification of elementary flux modes by column generation*. - Tove
Odland (2015). Thesis title:
*On methods for unconstrained optimization and symmetric systems of linear equations*. - Rasmus
Bokrantz (2013). Thesis title:
*Multicriteria optimization for managing tradeoffs in radiation therapy treatment planning*. - Albin
Fredriksson (2013). Thesis title:
*Robust optimization of radiation therapy accounting for geometric uncertainty*. - Mikael
Fallgren (2011). Thesis title:
*Optimization of joint cell, channel and power allocation in wireless communication networks*. - Fredrik Carlsson (2008).
Thesis title:
*Utilizing problem structure in optimization of radiation therapy*. - Göran Sporre (2003).
Thesis title:
*On some properties of interior methods for optimization*. - Mikael Prytz (2002).
Thesis title:
*On optimization in design of telecommunications networks with multicast and unicast traffic*.

- Co-chair of organizing committee for the 8th SIAM Conference on Optimization.
- Associate editor for Mathematical Programming, series A.
- Member of editorial board for Computational Optimization and Applications.

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