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Fusing AI and Optimization for Engineering

Distinguished Research Seminar Series

20221017Prof Pascal Van HentenryckEvent Banner
  • Date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Organiser

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU; Research Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (RIAM)

  • Time

    09:00 - 10:30

  • Venue

    Online via ZOOM  


Prof. Pascal Van Hentenryck


Meeting link will be sent to successful registrants

20221017Prof Pascal Van HentenryckPoster


This talk reviews new methodological developments in fusing data science, machine learning, and optimization, as well as their applications in energy systems, mobility, supply chains, fair recommendations. It highlights the symbiotic relationships between deep learning, reinforcement learning, and optimization, through optimization proxies and end-to-end learning.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Pascal Van Hentenryck

Prof. Pascal Van Hentenryck

Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 
A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor, 
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology, US


Pascal Van Hentenryck is the A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is the director of the NSF AI Institute for Advances in Optimization. Several of his optimization systems have been in commercial use for more than 20 years for solving logistics, supply-chains, and manufacturing applications. His current research focuses on machine learning, optimization, and privacy with applications in energy, mobility, supply chains, and manufacturing.

Van Hentenryck is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He holds two honorary doctoral degrees and is the recipient of an NSF Young Investigator Award, the 2006 ACP Award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming, the 2002 ICS INFORMS Award for Research Excellence at the Intersection of Computer Science and Operations Research, the IFORS Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Philip J. Bray Award for teaching excellence at Brown University, and the Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching at Georgia Tech. Van Hentenryck has received numerous best paper awards in multiple fields.

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