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Pascal Van Hentenryck is the A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor, and the associate chair of innovation and entrepreneurship in the H. Milton Steward School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the the director of the NSF Institute for Advances in Optimization.

Research: Van Hentenryck’s research focuses on artificial intelligence and operations research for engineering applications: He explores methodologies that includes large-scale optimization and machine learning and applies them in challenging applications in energy, mobilityprivacy, and resilience. In particular, he leads the Socially-Aware Mobility (SAM) project with a major focus on on-demand multi-modal transit systems in Atlanta, the RAMC Project whose goal is to study risk-aware market clearing algorithms to integrate large shares of renewable energy, and the NSF Institute for Advances in Optimization.  Earlier in his career, Van Hentenryck designed and implemented several widely used optimization systems, including the constraint programming language CHIP (the foundation of modern constraint-programming systems) and the modeling language OPL (now an IBM product).

Of Recent Interest 

Teaching: Van Hentenryck has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in computer science (including computer systems, programming languages, and introductory programming), in operations research (discrete optimization, constraint programming, and infrastructure optimization), and in computational biology.

Of Recent Interest 

Service: Van Hentenryck was program co-chair (with Zhi-Hua Zhou) of AAAI-19, one of the premier conferences in artificial intelligence.  He is currently an associate editor of Mathematical Programming Series B, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, SN Operations Research Forum, Constraints, the ACM Transactions on Computational Logic, and the Journal of Heuristics.

Outreach: In 2020, the Seth Bonder Camp was run online together with Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. In 2021, there will be a camp for STEM teachers in April, as well as the regular students camps over the summer (either in person or online). See also the INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative blog and Ambassador program.