People

Javiera Barrera
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Université Paris V, France.
Applied probabilities, stochastic processes, telecommunications.

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Rodrigo Carrasco
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Columbia University, USA.

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Rodrigo A. Carrasco is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences and a researcher in the Operations Group (Group Management Sciences) at the University Adolfo Ibáñez. His areas of research include approximation algorithms, task scheduling and combinatorial problems, particularly in energy and production applications. Currently he teaches undergraduate courses "Operations Management" and "Modeling Workshop" and a Game Theory section in the PhD course "Decision Theory". Before joining the faculty, Rodrigo was an instructor at Columbia University, where he also obtained his PhD in Operations Research under the supervision of Professors Garud Iyengar and Cliff Stein. During his time at Columbia he taught courses in the Master Program in Financial Engineering such as "Optimization for Financial Engineering" and "Asset Allocation". He also worked as a researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ, where he developed algorithms for energy management. Rodrigo obtained an undergraduate degree in Industrial Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where he also did a MS in Systems of Control, after which he worked for 4 years at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (now Booz & Co.) in projects practice operations in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Canada.

Rodolfo Carvajal
Assistant Professor, School of Business
PhD(c), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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Rodolfo Carvajal is a Ph.D. candidate in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he received a degree in Mathematical Engineering from Universidad de Chile. His main interests are theoretical and computational aspects of mixed integer programming, and its applications to natural resources management. He's currently working on exploring ways of exploiting parallelism to solve mixed integer programs.

Roberto Cominetti
Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
Ph.D, Université Blaise Pascal, France.

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Professor of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at the University Adolfo Ibáñez.

Cominetti holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University Blaise Pascal (France) and a professional title in Mathematical Civil Engineering from University of Chile. He specializes in  convex optimization and game theory and their applications in transport and telecommunications. He has published more than 50 articles in mainstream journals and has given plenary talks in numerous international conferences including the 46th Australia-New Zealand Industrial & Applied Mathematics (Adelaide, Australia, 2011), the 23rd International Conference on Game Theory (Stony Brook, USA, 2012) and the 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (Pittsburgh, USA, 2015). He has served in the Scientific Committee of numerous international conferences and has been associate editor of several international journals including Mathematical Programming, 

Journal of Convex Analysis, and Mathematics of Operations Research. Cominetti joined UAI in 2015. Previously, he was professor at the University of Chile where he held various positions in  academic administration. For several years he participated as an external associate professor of  the Ph.D. program on Optimization and Game Theory at the Ecole Polytechnique and University  of Paris 6 (France).

Marcos Goycoolea
Professor, School of Business
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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Professor and Research Director at the School of Business of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Has a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a degree in Mathematical Engineering from Universidad de Chile. Specializes in optimisation, natural resource management (mining and forestry), routing and project management problems. Teaches courses related to Operations Management at the undergraduate, masters, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral level at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Has been principal investigator of numerous grants, including two Anillo projects (as director and subdirector), one FONDEF, three FONDECYTS, among others. Has published more than twenty articles in journals such as Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Forest Science, Transportation Science and others. Joined UAI in the year 2006. Has developed a number of software systems for supporting decision making in the mining, forestry and transportation industries.

Tito Homem de Mello
Professor, School of Business
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

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Tito Homem-de-Mello is a Professor in the School of Business at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, where he has taught courses in Operations Management and Business Analytics at the undergraduate, masters of science and MBA levels. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to joining Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, he was a faculty member at Ohio State University and later at Northwestern University. His research focuses on optimization of systems under uncertainty. In particular, he studies theory and algorithms for stochastic optimization using sampling methods and applications in risk management, energy, and transportation, having published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in top international journals. Dr. Homem-de-Mello has been principal investigator of numerous grants, mostly sponsored by the National Science Foundation in the United States and by Conicyt in Chile. He is the recipient of Best Paper Awards from IIE Transactions (2012) and INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section (2007), and the winner of the George Nicholson student paper competition (1998). 

 

Eduardo Moreno
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Université Paris-Est, France.
Network design, transportation, stochastic optimization, graph
algorithms, telecommunications

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Susana Mondschein
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Health care management, revenue management, optimization

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Francisco Muñoz
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Energy planning, energy economics, stochastic programming.

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Ruth Murrugarra
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Applied statistics, operations research, engineering ethics

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Bernardo Pagnoncelli
Associate Professor, School of Business
PhD, PUC Río, Brasil.

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Associate Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Head of the Operations group since 2015. Holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc in Mathematics from the same institution. His main research interest is in optimization under uncertainty, with applications in Finance, natural resources and energy. Dr. Pagnoncelli has published in prestigious journals such as Mathematical Programming, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, and The Journal of Derivatives. Dr. Pagnoncelli started working at UAI in 2009, and has received the Best Researcher Prize in the business school for the year 2014. In 2013 he founded GameLab, a company that develops digital simulations to be used in the classroom, and whose games have been used in several universities around the globe. 

Jordi Pereira
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
Ph.D, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.

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Jordi Pereira has a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where he served as academic between 2003 and 2014. Since 2015 he has been an Associate Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. His area of expertise relates to the application of combinatorial methods to solving problems in the areas of production and logistics. He has authored over twenty publications in ISI journals, more than one hundred publications in conferences and participates or has participated in several projects of national and international research.

Lorenzo Reus
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PhD, Princeton University, USA.

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Operations Research and Financial Engineering Ph.D. with consulting experience in transportation and financial companies. Motivated in modeling and solving complex problems, by using analytical thinking and technical knowledge in optimization, stochastic processes, statistics and programming.  

Currently doing research in different types of financial applications: 1) Determine allocation mix between public and private equity with a  stochastic multistage optimization problem. 2) Create a FX strategy based on switching regime signal. 3) Family business equity reassignment for large conglomerates.

Wilfredo Yushimito
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
Ph.D, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Transportation economics, logistics.

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