Ricardo Fukasawa

Professor, Associate Director

Contact InformationRicardo Fukasawa

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32696
Location: MC 5036


Biography Summary

Ricardo Fukasawa is an Associate Professor at the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization of the University of Waterloo. He spent one year (August 2008-July 2009) as a Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Research. He completed his PhD studies in the Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) program of Georgia Tech and defended my thesis in July 2008, supervised by Prof. Bill Cook. I have an undergraduate and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering which I obtained from PUC-Rio, under the supervision of Prof. Oscar Porto, Prof. Marcus Poggi and Prof. Eduardo Uchoa. Some of my research interests are on cutting planes for general mixed-integer programming, computation mixed-integer programming, operations research and the solution of combinatorial optimization problems, in particular vehicle routing and similar problems.

Research Interests

  • Mixed Integer Programming (theory and computation)
  • Operations Research
  • Polyhedral Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Railroad Logistics problems
  • Capacitated vehicle Routing
  • Minimum Spanning Tree


  • 2008, Doctorate, Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2000, Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, Pontifcia Uniersidade Catlica do Rio de Janiero

Selected/Recent Publications

  • A computational study of continuous and discrete time formulations for a class of short-term scheduling problems for multipurpose plants
  • Numerically safe lower bounds for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem
  • A multitasking continuous time formulation for short-term scheduling of operations in multipurpose plants
  • Permutations in the factorization of simplex bases
  • Opposite elements in clutters

Graduate Studies