Brief Bio

 I am a Research Associate in the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) at 

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 (BAMS) at  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. I was a member of the Mathematical Programming group from June 2012 to June 2014.  

From September 2011 to May 2012, I was a postdoctoral associate at Carnegie Mellon University 

I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from CMU in August 2011, 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,

algorithmic, 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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