Nick Sahinidis (Georgia Tech) is Butler Family Chair and Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991-2007) and Carnegie Mellon University (2007-2020). He has pioneered algorithms and developed widely used software for optimization and machine learning. Professor Sahinidis’ research won the INFORMS Computing Society Prize in 2004, the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society in 2006, the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award in 2010, the Constantin Carathéodory Prize in 2015, and the National Award and Gold Medal from the Hellenic Operational Research Society in 2016. Professor Sahinidis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of INFORMS and AIChE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering.