I’m an Associate Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and the Academic Director of the Master in Industrial Engineering. Since 2021, I’m also a member of the Advisory Board of the Columbia Global Center | Santiago and a Board Member of the Chilean Institute of Operational Research. I hold a B.S. in Electrical & Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Columbia University.
My research interests are in combinatorial problems, particularly scheduling problems, and the analysis and design of approximation algorithms. In addition, I’m currently interested in control and energy/power management applications and dealing with uncertainty in these settings. To do so, with our research team, we are combining techniques from combinatorial optimization with uncertainty modeling and stochastic optimization, developing robust decision support tools for applied problems.
At UAI, I founded and was the initial director of the UAI Systems Center; a center focused on solving complex real-life problems using operations research tools. I also led the Operations Research Seminar until 2018, developing its online channel. Before joining UAI, I was a researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ, developing decision support algorithms for smart grids and energy management. Before that, I worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading operations research projects in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Canada.