Earl Barnes


First Name: Earl
Last Name: Barnes


Professor of School of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology


Birthplace: South Carolina


Area of Research Interests: linear and nonlinear programming techniques, and graph theory


Earl R. Barnes earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Morgan State University in 1964. He was part of the famous Morgan State class which inventually produced four with a doctrate. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1968. From 1968-1988 Dr. Barnes worked for International Business Machines (IBM) at their Research Center in Yorktown heights, N.Y. During that time he also held several acedemic appointments, including one year appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and M.I.T., and a nine year adjunct appointment in Industrial Engineering at Columbia University. In 1996-97 he was a visiting Professor in the CESAM project at Spelman College. From 1973-1974 he was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Controls. Barnes, whose research interests include Linear Algebra, and mathematical programming has published nearly 40 mathematics papers and is the co-author of a forthcoming book on linear programming. He is a Full Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering of Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the board of CAARMS, the Council for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM, AMS, MAA, MPS, and INFORMS.


Dr. Barnes has published nearly 40 papers in Mathematics. In particular, he is interested in interior point methods for linear programming problems, and in nonlinear approaches to certain combinatorial optimization problems. More details can be obtained from his publication web page: http://www.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Earl_Barnes/publications.html



1. Wielandt, Helmut Mathematische Werke/Mathematical works. Vol. 2. Linear algebra and analysis. With essays on some of Wielandt's works by G. P. Barker, E. R. Barnes, J. von Below et al. Edited and with a preface by Bertram Huppert and Hans Schneider. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, 1996. xx+632 pp. ISBN: 3-11-012453-X



Year Born: 1942