Undergraduate Prizes

Congratulations to Mark Lim and Tejas Santanam who won two undergraduate prizes this year. Both Mark and Tejas work in the socially-aware mobility group and are of course phenomenal.

  • Tejas: ISyE Alpha Pi Mu Academic Excellence Award.
  • Mark: IISE Outstanding Senior Award.

Census data release, privacy, and optimization

Check our paper Differential Privacy of Hierarchical Census Data: An Optimization Approach, by Ferdinando Fioretto, Pascal Van Hentenryck, and Keyu Zhu, to be publsihed in Artificial Intelligence. It presents a state-of-the-art algorithm for releasing census data under the framework of differential privacy. Beautiful dynamic program exploiting the structure of the cost function.

Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 Award

I am delighted to receive the Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 Award at Georgia Tech. Back in 2010 when I was at Brown in Computer Science, I received the Philip J. Bray Award for Teaching Excellence. Those awards are incredibly special to me and always remind me how much I personally benefited from some amazing math and CS teachers in high school and college (Gaby and Baudouin, that is for you).

Large Scale Ride Sharing Systems

Check our video on integrating optimization, machine learning, and model-predictive control for large-scale ride-sharing systems.

It presents the paper Real-Time Dispatching of Large-Scale Ride-Sharing Systems: Integrating Optimization, Machine Learning, and Model Predictive Control. Connor Riley, Pascal Van Hentenryck, and Enpeng Yuan. In the Proceedings of 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-20), Tokyo, Japan 2020.