José Verschae, 

jverschae \at uc *dot* cl

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Facultad de Matemáticas and
Escuela de Ingeniería
Campus San Joaquín
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860


About me

I am an assistant professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. My research area is combinatorial optimization and analysis of algorithms. In particular I work in approximation and online algorithms for scheduling and network design problems. I currently participate in the project Nucleo Milenio "Información y Coordinación en Redes"

I was previously a Post-doc at the University of Chile, funded by a Fondecyt Postdoctoral Grant (2013-2014). I received my Phd at TU Berlin (2012) under the supervision of Martin Skutella. Title: The power of recourse in online optimization [pdf]. Previously, I received a Master in Applied Math (Ingeniería Matemática) at University of Chile.


  • I'm in the committee of WAOA 2014 
  • I'm in the committee of MAPSP 2015
  • I recently got a Fondecyt Project for Initiation in Research titled: "Approximation algorithms for load balancing problems via local properties"


A. Antoniadis, J. Correa, F. Eisenbrand, C.-C. Huang, N. Megow, J. Mestre, A. Marchetti-Spaccamela, J. Matuschke,  N. Hänle, M. Niemeier, S. Ott, M. Skutella, O. Svensson, L. Stougie, V. Verdugo, A. Wiese


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