R. Baker Kearfott

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Department of Mathematics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Box 4-1010
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504-1010

Office telephone: (337) 482-5270
Fax: (337) 482-5346
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  • Introduction to Interval Analysis (Ramon E. Moore, R. Baker Kearfott, and Michael J. Cloud), SIAM, Philadelphia, January, 2009.
  • Classical and Modern Numerical Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Practice (Azmy S. Ackleh, Edward J. Allen, Ralph Baker Kearfott, and Padmanbhan Seshaiyer), Taylor and Francis, September, 2009.  Accompanying programs and a Matlab guide are associated with this book.; Click here for the Table of Contents (PDF)Click here for the Index (PDF).  Click here for the Errata for the first printing.  Click here for the errata for the second printing.
  • Knowledge Processing with Interval and Soft Computing (Chenyi Hu, R. Baker Kearfott, Andre de Korvin, and Vladik Kreinovich, editors), Springer Verlag, 2008.
  • Numerical Software with Result Verification (RenÚ Alt, Andreas Frommer, R. Baker Kearfott, and Wolfram Luther, editors) Lecture Notes in Computer Science no. 2991, Springer Verlag, Berlin / Heidelberg, 2004.
  • Rigorous Global Search: Continuous Problems , Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1996
  • Applications of Interval Computations (R. Baker Kearfott and Vladik Kreinovich, editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1996.

    Professional Interests and Activities


    These are (perhaps randomly) selected conferences.  For a more complete list, see the "Conferences" links at the UTEP Interval Computations web site.

    Forthcoming Conferences 

    Some Previous Conferences

    Reliable Computing Mailing List

    Click here for additional information and to subscribe to a mailing list concerning interval computations.

    Preprints and Publications

    Available Software

    Standardization of Interval Arithmetic, Fortran Standardization, Intervals in Fortran


    Web site for the IEEE P-1788 working group on Standardization of Interval Arithmetic


    Proposal for standardized interval arithmetic in Fortran
    Fortran Library

    Courses Taught

    Global Optimization Links

    Arnold Neumaier's global optimization pages
    Optimization Online


    Recreation and Hobbies

    Triathlon racing
    United States Masters Swimming