Juan Pablo Vielma is the Richard S. Leghorn (1939) Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor in Operations Research and Statistics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the department of industrial engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and was the 2009 Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellow at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
His research interests include theory and technology for linear, non-linear, and stochastic mixed integer programming, and optimization models in sustainable natural resource management, marketing, and statistics.
Vielma holds a BS and a Mathematical Engineering Professional Degree in mathematical engineering from the University of Chile, and a PhD in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation, a first prize in the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Paper Competition, the IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship and the INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize.
He served as chair of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment from 2010 to 2012 and as vice-chair for Integer and Discrete Optimization of the INFORMS Optimization Society from 2013 to 2015.