Renato D. C. Monteiro is Coca-Cola Foundation Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

His research interests lie in the area of continuous optimization and complexity of algorithms. More specifically, he is interested in the theory, complexity analysis and implementation of algorithms for solving large scale linear programming (LP), convex quadratic programming (CQP), semidefinite programming (SDP), complementarity problems, convex programming, saddle-point problems, variational inequalities and general nonlinear programming.  He is also interested in computational optimization with specific interest in the development of numerical codes for solving large scale optimization problems.

Dr. Monteiro’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).  He remains actively involved in research and academic activities associated with the Ph.D. program in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) which is a multidisciplinary effort sponsored by ISyE, the School of Mathematics, and the College of Computing. He has served  as associate editor for Operations Research (1996-1999), INFORMS Journal of Computing (2001-2006), Mathematical Methods of Operations Research (2002-2005), and Mathematics of Operations Research (2003-2016). Dr. Monteiro is also serving as chair of the INFORMS Optimization Section (2002-2004).

Dr. Monteiro has twice been awarded the INFORMS Computing Society Prize for Research Excellence in the Interface Between Operations Research and Computer Science, namely: 1) in 2001 jointly with Yin Zhang and 2) in 2020 jointly with Sam Burer. He has also been received the 2023 SIAG/OPT Test of Time Award which is awarded every three years to an individual or group of researchers for an outstanding single piece of work that has had significant and sustained influence on the field of optimization over a time period of at least 10 years preceding the year of the award. Finally, Dr. Monteiro has also been awarded the 2023 INFORMS Khachiyan Prize for outstanding life-time contributions to the field of optimization by an individual or team.

Dr. Monteiro received his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and served as faculty member in the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Arizona from 1990-1993 prior to joining Georgia Tech.