Pascal Van Hentenryck is the A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor at Georgia Tech., and the director of the NSF Artificial Intelligence Institute for Advances in Optimization.

Research: Van Hentenryck’s research focuses on artificial intelligence and operations research for engineering applications and, in particular, energy, mobility, supply chains and logistics. 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).

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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. He has won the Philip J. Bray Award for teaching excellence in the physical sciences at Brown University in 2010, the Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching at Georgia Tech in 2021, and the Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 Award at Georgia Tech in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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Outreach: In 2020, the Seth Bonder Camp was run online together with Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. In 2021, the camp was run online with KidsTeachTech and Banneker High School among others. In 2022, the Seth Bonder camp was run twice (including with students from Banneker high school, Drew Charter High School, and Westlake High School and accompanied by a teacher camp for high-school teachers from these schools. Van Hentenryck also co-taught a deep learning class with Ms White at Drew Charter high school. Van Hentenryck won the 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Research Engagement and Outreach Award for some of these activities and his research.