Josh Griffin

Josh Griffin received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego in 2005. As a Senior Manager in the Advanced Analytics Department, Josh leads a R&D team in SAS/OR devoted to developing software for general and special purpose nonlinear optimization with a current focus on big data problems arising in the context of machine learning. Prior to joining SAS, Josh was a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories developing derivative-free software for simulation based optimization in a distributed environment.