Albert Berahas

Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering (August 2020), University of Michigan

Albert S. Berahas will join the Industrial & Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in August 2020. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Industrial & Systems Engineering department at Lehigh University working with Professors Katya Scheinberg (Cornell University), Frank E. Curtis and Martin Takáč. Prior to this appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences department at Northwestern University working under the supervision of Professor Jorge Nocedal. Berahas completed his PhD studies in Applied Mathematics in 2018, advised by Professor Jorge Nocedal. The title of his dissertation was “Methods for Large Scale Nonlinear and Stochastic Optimization”.  He received his undergraduate degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in 2009, and in 2012 obtained an M.S. degree in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Berahas has received the ESAM Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, the Walter P. Murphy Fellowship and the John N. Nicholson Fellowship. His research interests include optimization algorithms for machine learning, convex optimization and analysis, derivative-free optimization and distributed optimization.