Brief Bio

I am a visiting Assistant Professor at the department of 
Management Science & Information Systems at the Rutgers Business SchoolI spend half of my time at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences  at New York University where I am hosted by Michael Overton
In addition, I am affiliated with the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at  
Carnegie Mellon University.   

From August 2014 to August 2016, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Operations Research  and Industrial Engineering Program at the University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to joining UT, I was a Research Scientist at the Department of Business Analytics and Mathematical Sciences at  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from CMU in 2012, under the supervision of  

Professor Nick Sahinidis.

My research goal is to advance the state-of-the-art in Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization (MINLP)  at theoretical, 
and software levels. To this end, my research builds upon and combines ideas from convex 
analysis  and optimization, integer programming  and combinatorial optimization, and constraint programming.  Moreover, I am interested in designing and implementing efficient optimization algorithms for important applications at the interfaces among operations research, computer science, engineering, and economics.

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