June 5, 2023 Michini lands DoD grant to boost computation capabilities Written By: Tom Ziemer Departments: Industrial & Systems Engineering Categories: Grants|Research Carla Michini, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will lead a collaborative, Department of Defense-funded project to develop new computational tools to bolster real-time decision-making capabilities in complex systems. The three-year, $587,381 project is part of the Department of Defense’s Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR), which seeks to strengthen basic research infrastructure at universities and colleges across 37 states and U.S. territories. Michini says the work aims to accelerate computation time for real-time decision-making applications using multiparametric linear programming. “The results of this project have the potential to enable the use of optimization models to make better and more reliable real-time operational decisions in a variety of complex systems of significant importance to the mission of the Department of Defense, such as logistics systems, microgrid power systems, and resource deployment and repositioning,” says Michini. Professor Jim Luedtke is also a collaborator on the project.