Centers and Laboratories


Center for Applied Optimization

Center for Applied Optimization (CAO) Lab

The Center for Applied Optimization at the University of Florida promotes interdisciplinary applied research among faculty from engineering, mathematics, business, and other fields.
CAO Website


Computational and Stochastic Optimization Lab

Computational and Stochastic Optimization (CSO) Lab

The Computational and Stochastic Optimization Lab at the University of Florida is focused on the modeling of large-scale, stochastic integer programs. Current applications include electricity grid distribution and operation and supply chain logistics.
CSO website


Defense-Oriented Operations Research Lab

Defense-Oriented Operations Research (DOOR) Lab

The Defense-Oriented Operations Research Lab at the University of Florida is housed at REEF (Research and Engineering Education Facility) located in the Florida Panhandle. The Lab is focused on the modeling and solution of problems associated with security and defense.
DOOR website


Risk Management and Financial Engineering Lab

Risk Management and Financial Engineering (RMFE) Lab

Founded in 2000, the RMFE Lab provides a basis for the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team of UF researchers and industrial partners in the area of risk management and financial engineering/mathematics.
RMFE website