Dr. John D. Siirola

Principal Investigator, Sandia National Labs


Dr. John D. Siirola is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Discrete Math and Optimization Department within the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories. His main areas of expertise are systems design, operations research, optimization modeling, and optimization algorithms. John’s research focuses on the intersection of computational tools with systems design and analysis; in particular, developing approaches for modeling highly structured systems, optimization algorithms that can exploit the expressed structure, and the application of these techniques to national security problems. He is the Sandia Principal Investigator for IDAES and co-leads the Pyomo project.

John has a B.S. from Purdue University (2000) and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (2005), both in Chemical Engineering. He is a senior member of AIChE, member of INFORMS, and member of the COIN-OR Foundation. John currently serves on the COIN-OR Technical Leadership Council and recently co-chaired the 2014 Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) conference.