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Research Staff Member -- Mathematical Sciences
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA

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Research Interests

  • Deterministic global optimization: theory, algorithms, and applications
  • Convex analysis and optimization; Generalized convexity
  • Optimization software development; Scientific computing
  • Decomposition methods for large-scale optimization problems.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2011), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Dissertation: Convexification techniques for global optimization of nonconvex nonlinear optimization problems. Thesis advisor: Nick Sahinidis.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2005), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Sept. 2011 - May 2012), Center for advanced process decision-making, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Jan. 2009 - Aug. 2011), Center for Advanced Process Decision-making, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2008), Design Decisions Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.