Patrick Jaillet - biographical sketch

Dr. Patrick Jaillet is the Dugald C. Jackson Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He holds a joint appointment in the Operation Research and Statistics Group at MIT Sloan. He is also co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center and the Faculty Director of the MIT-France program. He was Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT from 2002 to 2009, where he currently holds a joint appointment. From 1991 to 2002 he was a professor at the University of Texas in Austin, the last five years as the Chair of the Department of Management Science and Information Systems within the McCombs School of Business School. He co-founded and was Director of UT Austin's Center for Computational Finance. Before his appointment in Austin, he was a faculty and a member of the Center for Applied Mathematics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussée in Paris. He received a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from France (1981), and then came to MIT where he received an SM in Transportation (1982) followed by a PhD in Operations Research (1985).

Dr. Jaillet's research interests include online optimization and learning; machine learning; and decision making under uncertainty. His research has been supported by US federal sources, such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR; the private sector, such as IBM, Microsoft, Google; and internationally by Singapore NRF. Professor Jaillet's teaching covers subjects such as machine learning; algorithms; optimization; network science and models; and probability. Dr. Jaillet's consulting activities primarily focus on the development of optimization-based analytic solutions in various industries, including defense, financial, electronic marketplace, and information technology.

Dr. Jaillet was a fulbright scholar in 1990 and the recipient of many research and teaching awards. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Society (INFORMS), a member of the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS), and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is currently an Associate Editor for INFORMS Journal on Optimization, Networks, and Naval Research Logistics, and has been an Associate Editor for Operations Research from 1994 until 2005 and for Transportation Science from 2002 until 2017.

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