CVX Research, Inc. is a corporation created to support the development of convex optimization tools, including the eponymous package CVX. In 2012, Michael Grant and Stephen Boyd were awarded the Beale-Hays-Orchard Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming for their work on CVX.
We are fully committed to continue our service to the academic and the open-source operations research communities. Academic users receive full access to our products at no charge; and the use of CVX with free solvers remains free for all customers. We fund our operations by connecting CVX to well-respected commercial solvers, and licensing this capability to commercial customers for a fee.
We have exciting plans for CVX Research, Inc., including new tools, and ports of CVX to other popular computational platforms like R, Python, and C++. Thank you very much for your support, and stay tuned.
Michael C. Grant
Michael C. Grant, Ph.D. is a developer and consultant specializing in optimization, signal processing, and simulation, and the primary developer and maintainer of CVX. He was a co-founder of Numerical Technologies, Inc., an electronic design automation company, and an early contributor at Clarity Wireless, Inc. He has held staff positions at Stanford University and California Institute of Technology, and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen P. Boyd
Stephen P. Boyd is the Samsung Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Management Science and Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science, and is member of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. His current research focus is on convex optimization applications in control, signal processing, and circuit design.