Giacomo Nannicini  Giacomo Nannicini photo         

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


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  DIMACS  |  INFORMS  |  Mathematical Optimization Society  |  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics


I am a Research Staff Member in the Theory of Quantum Algorithms and Information group at the IBM T.J. Watson research center, NY. 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, quantum computing, for transportation, supply chain, sustainable architecture, engineering, and energy related problems.

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

Somehow I am the recipient of the 2021 Beale--Orchard-Hays prize,  the 2016 COIN-OR Cup with its chocolate coins (no, really), the 2015 Prix Robert Faure, and some other awards that don't include chocolate coins. If you absolutely want to know more, my full CV is available here and this is my Google Scholar profile.