|Prof. Patrick H. Madden Director, Optimality Research Group (the BLAC CAD Research Group is now dormant) Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept. Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering State University of New York at Binghamton P.O. Box 6000 Binghamton, NY 13902 Office: Engineering Building, Q4 Phone: (607) 777 2943 Fax: (607) 777 4729 URL: http://www.cs.binghamton.edu/~pmadden email: email@example.com GPG Public Key for firstname.lastname@example.org|
Since 2004, my interest has shifted towards optimization in general, with an emphasis on expanding the range of NP-hard problems that can be solved optimally. While it's unlikely that there will be an efficient solution to all NP-hard problems, it's possible to push at the border between what is tractable and what is intractable. Some of my current research involves protein and peptide identification from mass spectrometer data, which can be viewed as a large, complex, and particularly important optimization problem.
I'm also a vocal skeptic on parallel computing (see the 2007 talk with Dr. Gene Amdahl!). My 2011 ASPDAC paper is the tip of the iceberg.The most recent volley in the battle is Dispelling the Myths of Parallel Computing.