The Optimization Firm was launched in 2001 to commercialize optimization software developed by Professor Sahinidis’s research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002, the company made BARON available under GAMS as the first commercial optimization software with deterministic guarantee for global optimality of nonlinear and mixed-integer nonlinear problems.

Our company is currently pursuing the development of an array of software products that fuel business analytics solutions.