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José Verschae

Associate Professor

Director Instituto de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad de O'Higgins

jose.verschae "at" uoh "dot" cl

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 611, Rancagua

Chile

About me

Starting August 2018 I am the director of the Institute of Engineering Sciences at Universidad de O'Higgins, the recently create state University of the O'Higgins region in Chile. Before I was an assistant professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile with a double appointment between the Department of Mathematics and the School of Engineering. During 2012-2014 I was a post-doc at the University of Chile, funded by a Fondecyt Postdoctoral Grant. I got my Phd. at TU Berlin (2012) under the supervision of Martin Skutella, and before that I got a degree on Mathematical Engineering (Applied Mathematics) from University of Chile.

Research

I specialize in combinatorial optimization and analysis of algorithms. In particular I work in approximation and online algorithms, mostly for scheduling and network design problems. However I have a broad interest on discrete mathematics, optimization, and complexity theory.

News

  • I'm in the organizing committee of the XIV Summer School on Discrete Mathematics, taking place on January 2019 in Valparaiso.
  • Together with Victor Verdugo we are organizing a workshop on "Hierarchies and Symmetry" to take place on January 2019.
  • I'm visiting the Lorentz Workshop on Scheduling meets Fixed-Parameter Tractability in February 2019.
  • Our paper "Breaking symmetries to rescue Sum of Squares: The case of makespan scheduling" with Victor Verdugo has just been accepted at IPCO 2019.

Coauthors

A. Antoniadis, L. Chen, J. Correa, F. Eisenbrand, W. Galvez, K. Jansen, N. Hänle, C.-C. Huang, Kim-Manuel Klein, A. Marchetti-Spaccamela, N. Megow, J. Mestre, J. Matuschke, M. Niemeier, S. Ott, B. Peis, R. Rischke, J. Soto, A. Schulz, M. Skutella, O. Svensson, L. Stougie, V. Verdugo, A. Wiese, A. Wierz, S. Thomas McCormick, K. Pruhs, C. Stein, R. Carrasco, M. Cheung, D. B. Shmoys.

Students

Victor Verdugo (coadvised with J. Correa), MS Applied Math, U Chile, 2014.

Christian von Borries (coadvised with J. Soto), MS Applied Math, U Chile, 2014.

Waldo Galvez, MS Applied Math, U Chile, 2015

Ignacio Morales, Ms Industrial Engineering, U Catolica, 2018

Manuel Rogers, Ms Industrial Engineering, U Catolica, 2018

Matias Villagra, Ms Mathematics, U Catolica, 2019 (expected)