A brief history: the group began its journey around 1999 with María Josefa Cánovas Cánovas and Juan Parra López (today professors), maintaining close collaboration with Marco Antonio López Cerdá (professor of statistics and operations research at the University of Alicante). In September 2000, Francisco Javier Toledo Melero (today an associate professor) joined, and defended his doctoral thesis in July 2003 under the supervision of those aforementioned. In October 2003, Francisco José Gómez Senent joined, and defended his doctoral thesis in October 2008 under the supervision of María Josefa Cánovas and Juan Parra, then left the group after severing ties with the UMH in September 2010. María Jesús Gisbert Francés joined the group in May 2016 with a predoctoral contract (which will conclude in April 2020), beginning her doctoral thesis under the supervision of María Josefa Cánovas and Francisco Javier Toledo.
Lines of research: Linear and convex optimization, semi-infinite programming, parametric optimization, variational analysis.
More specifically, the group has focused on the study on the stability of the multifunction feasible set and optimum set, in addition to the optimum value function, associated to linear and convex optimization problems. This study addressed properties of lower and upper semicontinuity, as well as different concepts of well-posedness (1999-2003), distance to ill-posedness (2000-2006 and 2010-present), Lipschitz-type properties (2003-present), and generalized differentiation -coderivatives- (2008-present).