Florian A. Potra


office phone: (410)455-2429
secretary: (410)455-2412
fax: (410)455-1066
e-mail: potra@math.umbc.edu

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Editorship


Honors


Teaching Spring 2014

  • MATH 251
  • MATH 221

    Recent Presentations in PDF:

  • Interior Point Methods
  • Protein Image Alignment via Quadratic Programming

    Full vita in pdf .

    Research Summary (1994-2010) in pdf.

    An NSF Workshop on Mathematics and Robotics pdf.

    Software

    Click here to download KPP - a kinetic preprocessor for atmospheric chemistry.
    OOLCP, an object oriented solver for linear complementarity problems: documentation and software

    Selected Publications


    F.A. Potra and S.J. Wright: Interior-point methods, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 124(2000), 281--302. pdf
    F.A. Potra: Q-superlinear convergence of the iterates in primal-dual interior-point methods, Mathematical Programming, Ser. A, 91(2001), 99--115. pdf
    M. Anitescu and F.A. Potra: A time-stepping method for stiff multibody dynamics with contact and friction , International J. Numer. Methods Engineering, 55, 7(2002), 753--784 pdf
    F.A. Potra: The Mizuno-Todd-Ye algorithm in a larger neighborhood of the central path, European Journal of Operational Research, 143(2002), 257--267. pdf
    A. Sandu, D. Negrut, E.J. Haug, F.A. Potra and C. Sandu) A Rosenbrock-Nystrom State Space Implicit Approach for the Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems: {I} -- Theoretical Formulation, Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, (2003), 217, 4(2003), 263--271. pdf
    D. Negrut, A. Sandu, E.J. Haug, F.A. Potra and C. Sandu) A Rosenbrock-Nystrom State Space Implicit Approach for the Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems: {II} -- The Method and Numerical Examples, Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, (2003), 217, 4(2003), 273--281. pdf
    F.A. Potra: A superlinearly convergent predictor-corrector method for degenerate LCP in a wide neighborhood of the central path with $O(\sqrt{n}L)$-iteration complexity, Mathematical Programming, Ser. A, 100, 2(2004), 317--337. CORRECTED: February, 2006. pdf
    F.A. Potra: Erratum: A superlinearly convergent predictor-corrector method for degenerate LCP in a wide neighborhood of the central path with $O(\sqrt{n}L)$-iteration complexity, March 2006. PDF
    F.A. Potra: Corrector-predictor methods for monotone linear complementarity problems in a wide neighborhood of the central path, Technical Report, UMBC, September 2004, Revised: February, 2006. pdf
    F.A. Potra: The Kantorovich Theorem and interior point methods, Mathematical Programming, Ser. A, 102, 1(2005), 47--70. pdf
    F.A. Potra and X. Liu: Predictor-corrector methods for sufficient linear complementarity problems in a wide neighborhood of the central path, Optimization Methods and Software, 20, 1 (2005), 145--168, CORRECTED: March 2006. PDF
    F.A. Potra and X. Liu: Erratum: Predictor-corrector methods for sufficient linear complementarity problems in a wide neighborhood of the central path, March 2006. PDF
    X. Liu and F.A. Potra: Corrector-predictor methods for sufficient linear complementarity problems in a wide neighborhood of the central path, January 2005, Revised: March 2006. PDF
    F.A. Potra, X. Liu, F. Seillier-Moiseiwitsch, A. Roy, Y. Hang, M. R. Marten, B, Raman, and C. Whisnant: Protein Image Alignment via Piecewise Affine Transformations. PDF
    F.A. Potra and X. Liu: Aligning families of 2D-gels by a combined hierarchical forward-inverse transformation approach. PDF
    F.A. Potra and X. Liu: Protein Image Alignment via Tensor Product Cubic Spline. PDF
    D.E. Gilsinn and F.A. Potra: Integral operators and delay differential equations. PDF
    F.A. Potra, M. Anitescu, B. Gavrea and J. Trinkle: A linearly implicit trapezoidal method for integrating stiff multibody dynamics with contact, joints and friction. PDF
    F.A. Potra: Primal-dual affine scaling interior point methods for linear complementarity problems. PDF
    B. Gavrea, M. Anitescu and F.A. Potra: Convergence of a class of semi-implicit time-stepping schemes for nonsmooth rigid multibody dynamics, Preprint ANL/MCS-1378-1006 PDF