Simge Küçükyavuz is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University and an Affiliate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Washington. Prior to this, Dr. Küçükyavuz was a Dean's Associate Professor at the University of Washington, a faculty member at the Ohio State University and the University of Arizona and a research associate at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. She received her MSc and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Her interests are in mixed-integer programming, large-scale optimization, optimization under uncertainty, and their applications. Her research is supported by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, including the 2011 CAREER Award. She is the co-winner of the 2015 ICS (INFORMS Computing Society) Prize. She is the Chair-Elect of ICS and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, and Mathematical Programming Computation.
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