Jorge Nocedal is the Walter P. Murphy Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University. He obtained his B.S. degree in physics from UNAM, Mexico, and a PhD in mathematical sciences from Rice University. His research is in optimization, both deterministic and stochastic, and with emphasis on large-scale problems. His current work is driven by applications in machine learning. He served as editor-in-chief of the SIAM Journal on Optimization, is a SIAM Fellow, was awarded the 2012 George B. Dantzig Prize as well as the 2017 Von Neumann Theory Prize, for contributions to theory and algorithms of nonlinear optimization. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.