Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Michael S. Eldred

Michael S. Eldred
Optimization & Uncertainty Quantification
Phone: 505/844-6479
Fax: 505/284-2518

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1318
Albuquerque, NM

Mike led the DAKOTA project for 15 years (1994-2009) and now leads algorithm research activities that occur upstream to production deployment in DAKOTA. Mike's research interests include uncertainty quantification, design under uncertainty, multifidelity modeling, surrogate-based optimization, and high-performance computing, with application to stockpile stewardship and energy initiatives through NNSA and Office of Science programs (ASCSciDAC, et al.). A number of his publications are available on the DAKOTA web site.


Mike received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1989, his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1990 and 1993, and is currently a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department within the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories.

Mike is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), and the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). Mike currently serves as an alumni member of the AIAA Nondeterministic Approaches Technical Committee and on the editorial board for the International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification.