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I am a Professor in the School of Business at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile. My broad area of interest is in Operations Research and Business Analytics, which provide tools for better decision making using data, mathematical models and algorithms.

I am particularly interested in problems where uncertainty is involved. Decision makers need to make decisions everyday without knowing future information such as demand for a product, the return of an investment or even the state of the economy. My goal is then to study, teach, and develop tools that can help the decision maker measure that uncertainty and make decisions that take into account the risks stemming from the uncertainty.

I am currently co-Director of the Ph.D. Program in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UAI. I am also on the program committees of the Master’s Program in Business Analytics and the Master’s Program in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UAI.

Academic Positions

  • Present2011


    Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, School of Business

  • 20112009

    Visiting Associate Professor

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • 20092003

    Associate Professor

    Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

  • 20031998

    Assistant Professor

    The Ohio State University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1998

    Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. 1995

    Master of Sciences in Applied Mathematics

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. 1992

    Master of Sciences in Applied Mathematics

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • B.Sc. 1987

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2018
    Keynote speaker, 23rd International Symposium in Mathematical Programming, Bordeaux, France
  • 2018
    Plenary speaker, 50th Brazilian Symposium on Operations Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2017
    Plenary speaker, OPTIMA Conference, Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 2013
    Best Applied Paper prize in Operations Engineering and Analysis, awarded by the journal IIE Transactions
  • 2007
    Best Paper prize, awarded by the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section
  • 1998
    First prize, George Nicholson Student Paper Competition (organized by INFORMS)