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Areas of expertise

Numerical analysis, optimization, algorithms, transportation modelling, numerical linear algebra, mobility analysis

External responsabilities



Areas of expertise

External responsabilities



Education / Academic qualification

Master of Mathematics, University of Namur

Doctor of Science, University of Namur

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Nonlinear optimization Mathematics
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Evaluation Mathematics
Optimization problem Mathematics
Iteration Mathematics
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Projects 1987 2015

Research Output 1977 2017

An Interior-Point Trust-Funnel Algorithm for Nonlinear Optimization

Curtis, F., Gould, N. I. M., Robinson, D. & Toint, P. Jan 2017 In : Mathematical Programming. 161, 1, p. 73-134 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Interior point
Nonlinear optimization
Matrix derivative
Merit function
Quadratic optimization
Discrete variables
Continuous variables
Early termination

Michael J. D. Powell, an obituary note

Buhmann, M., Fletcher, R., Iserles, A. & Toint, P. 2017 Royal Society of London

Research output: Other contribution

Higher order
Constrained optimization
Objective function
Constrained optimization


Beale-Orchard-Hayes Prize

Philippe Toint (Recipient), 1994

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

EPSRC Research fellow

Philippe Toint (Recipient), Jan 2009

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

EPSRC Research Fellow

Philippe Toint (Recipient), 1 Nov 2002

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

EPSRC Research Fellow

Philippe Toint (Recipient), 1 May 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Erskine Fellowship

Philippe Toint (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1974 2017

Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse

Toint, P. (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institutionResearch/Teaching in a external institution

Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Toint, P. (Visiting researcher)
12 Feb 201712 Mar 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Optimization 2017

Toint, P. (Contributor)
2 Jan 20176 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation to a Symposium, a study Day

Remembering M.J.D. Powell and R. Fletcher

Toint, P. (Speaker)
2 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Application en aéronautique de l'optimisation sans dérivée

Author: Laloyaux, P., 2007

Supervisor: Toint, P., & Sartenaer, A.

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Mathematical sciences

Etude et implémentation des machines à vecteurs de support

Author: Baetmans, F., 31 Aug 2010

Supervisor: Sartenaer, A., , Strodiot, J. & Toint, P.

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Mathematical sciences

Méthodes de points intérieurs pour l'optimisation non-linéaire

Author: Orban, D., 2001

Supervisor: Toint, P., Sartenaer, A., , Gould, N. I. M. & Wright, S.

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences

Etude des méthodes multigrilles dans le cadre de la résolution de systèmes linéaires

Author: Mouffe, M., 2005

Supervisor: Sartenaer, A., & Toint, P.

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Mathematical sciences

Un environnement de tests pour la programmation non linéaire

Author: Martens, T., 1998

Supervisor: Toint, P.

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Mathematical sciences

Press / Media

Worst-case complexity of nonlinear optimization: where do we stand?

Philippe Toint


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Expert Comment