Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Miguel received his PhD in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization in 2001 under the supervision of Professor Henry Wolkowicz. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Discrete Nonlinear Optimization in Engineering and serves as Founding Director of the Trottier Energy Institute. Miguel was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2009. In 2012, he received the Méritas Teaching Award from Polytechnique Montréal.
Miguel's primary research objective is to provide guaranteed optimal or near-optimal solutions for important classes of large-scale discrete nonlinear optimization problems arising in engineering applications. His current interests are in developing new models and algorithms for semidefinite, conic and polynomial optimization, and using them to solve problems in the areas of smart grids and layout.