Patrick Jaillet joins EECS faculty

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Monday, October 5, 2009 (All day)

In an announcement to the EECS faculty, Department Head Eric Grimson welcomed the latest addition to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department faculty, Prof. Patrick Jaillet. Prof. Grimson noted in his message:

"I am sure that many of you know Patrick well from his contributions as Head of CEE, as a member of the OR Center, and as a contributor to many other MIT activities. For those of you who may not be familiar with Patrick, a brief bio follows.

Following his graduate studies at MIT (SM - Transportation in 1982, PhD - Operations Research in 1985) Patrick was a tenured faculty member in applied mathematics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausse in Paris (1985-1991), a professor in management science at the University of Texas at Austin (1991-2002), and the Edmund K. Turner Professor at MIT since 2002. He has been an active member of the OR Center at MIT, and recently joined LIDS, in September 2009.

Patrick was head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT (2002-2009), and chair of the Department of Management Science and Information Systems at UT Austin (1997-2002). He also co-founded and was the first director of UT's Center for Computational Finance (1996-2001). Patrick's research interests include on-line problems; real-time and dynamic optimization; network design and optimization; probabilistic combinatorial optimization; and financial engineering.

He has taught courses in transportation flow, combinatorial optimization, network optimization, probabilistic methods in operations research, stochastic analysis, risk management, and mathematics in finance.

Although Patrick is on sabbatical for this academic year, he is already engaged in research activities in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, LIDS, and is looking forward to contributing fully to EECS' teaching, mentoring, and research activities when he returns from sabbatical at the end of this academic year.

Please join me in welcoming Patrick to EECS."

Eric

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