Chaitanya Swamy awarded University Research Chair

Friday, May 20, 2022

Chaitanya Swamy

A researcher in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization is among the latest winners of a University Research Chair.

Awarded by the Office of the Provost, a University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge.

Professor Swamy’s research focuses on algorithms for discrete optimization problems, looking especially at uncertainty and classes of problems that are not so well understood.

The techniques he develops find applications in various areas, including logistics, transportation, computer science, and ultimately with industry practices, where his research can be adapted to address resource constraints through optimization.

Swamy says his goal is always to find techniques that work across a set of problems.

“I am deeply honoured to have received a University Research Chair,” he says. “My colleagues and my department chair have supported me in so many ways and I want to express my gratitude. The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization has a unique environment that fosters innovation. It’s really an amazing team.”

Swamy says the new appointment will allow him to devote more time to research and also to grow his research team.

“I have the privilege of working with amazing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers,” he continues. “This research chair will be a boost for bringing in even more high-quality personnel. I benefited immensely from my supervisors and mentors, and I’m grateful to be able to pay it forward.”

Learn more about Professor Swamy’s research on his faculty webpage.