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Michael J. D. Powell

Michael James David Powell Naylor Prize from the London Mathematical Society.

His mathematical contributions include quasi-Newton methods, particularly the Davidon-Fletcher-Powell formula and the Powell's Symmetric Broyden formula, augmented Lagrangian function (also called Powell-Rockafellar penalty function), sequential quadratic programming method (also called as Wilson-Han-Powell method), trust region algorithms, conjugate direction method (also called Powell's method), and radial basis function. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and of several books, most notably Approximation Theory and Methods.[1]

Michael James David Powell was elected as a Corresponding Fellow to the Australian Academy of Science in 2007.


External links

  • Philip J. Davis
  • Citation for winning the Catherine Richards Prize
  • Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Tribute Book to M.J.D. Powell

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