Giacomo Nannicini  Giacomo Nannicini photo       

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Research Staff Member, Mathematical Optimization and Algorithms
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  DIMACS  |  INFORMS  |  Mathematical Optimization Society


I am a Research Staff Member in the Mathematical Sciences department at the IBM T.J. Watson research center, NY, working in the Quantum Algorithms and Software group. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, which is not really in Paris but rather in Palaiseau, quite far from Paris and on top of a steep hill. Prior to joining IBM, I held visiting positions at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University (2 years) and at the Sloan School of Management at MIT (1 year), and I was an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Systems & Design Pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

My research area is mathematical optimization broadly defined. I worked in linear and nonlinear integer programming, network optimization, dynamic programming, derivative-free optimization, for transportation, sustainable architecture, engineering, and energy related problems.

I taught courses in Optimization (Combinatorial and Convex), Math (Linear Algebra, Calculus), and Computer Science (Algorithms and Data Structures, C++), at a graduate and undergraduate level. There were no reported casualties.

Somehow I am the recipient of the 2016 COIN-OR Cup with its chocolate coins (no, really), the 2015 Prix Robert Faure, and the 2012 Glover-Klingman prize. If you absolutely want to know more, my full CV is available here and this is my Google Scholar profile.