Carnegie Mellon University
Nick Sahinidis (CMU) is the John E. Swearingen Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Carnegie Mellon in 2007 after a sixteen-year long career at the University of Illinois at Urbana, where he taught in Industrial Engineering and Chemical Engineering. His research has included the development of theory, algorithms, and the BARON software for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear programs. BARON has found applications in fields ranging from computational chemistry to energy modeling. Several companies have also used BARON in the automotive, financial, and chemical process industries. Professor Sahinidis’ research activities have been recognized by 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 fellow of INFORMS and AIChE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering.