Simge Küçükyavuz is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department at Northwestern University and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. She is an expert in mixed-integer programming, large-scale optimization and optimization under uncertainty. Her theoretical results and algorithms have been applied to solve complex computational problems across numerous domains, including social networks, computing and energy infrastructure, statistical learning, and humanitarian logistics. Her research has been supported by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). She is the recipient of the 2011 NSF CAREER Award and a co-winner of the 2015 INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize. She is the Chair-elect of ICS and serves on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, and Mathematical Programming Computation.
Prior to her current appointments, Dr. Küçükyavuz was the Dean's Associate Professor at the University of Washington, a faculty member at the Ohio State University and University of Arizona, and a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. She received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and her BS from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.
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