IBM Professor of Computational Mathematics
Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia

Room 221
2366 Main Mall
Department of Computer Science
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4



Professor, University of British Columbia (2014-present); Professor, University of California, Davis (2014-2016); Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (2009-2014); Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia (2004-2009); Wilkinson Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory (2002-2004); PhD Stanford University (2002); MS, Stanford University (1998); BA, Cornell University (1993)


  • Director, UBC Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) (2018—present)
  • Board of Directors, Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
  • Steering Committee, UBC Data Sciences Institute
  • Program Director, SIAM Activity Group in Optimization (SIAG/OPT)
  • Area editor for Continuous Optimization, Mathematics of Operations Research (MOR)
  • Associate editor, SIAM Journal on Optimization (2009—2018) (SIOPT)
  • Associate Head for Faculty of Affairs, Department of Computer Science, UBC (2017—2018)
  • Co-chair, SIAM Conference on Optimization (Vancouver, BC, May 22-25, 2017)