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Andreas Wächter

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

I'm a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University. I obtained my master's degree in Mathematics (Dipl. Math.) at the University of Cologne, Germany, and my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Before joining Northwestern University in 2011, I was a Research Staff Member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY.

My research interests include the design, analysis, implementation and application of numerical algorithms for nonlinear continuous and mixed-integer optimization, scientific computing, power systems, and sustainability.

I'm a recipient of the 2011 Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software and the 2009 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for my work on the open-source optimization package Ipopt.