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Pascal Van Hentenryck

Pascal Van Hentenryck

Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Ph.D. Computer Science (1987), University of Namur, Belgium
Joint Sc.B. and M.S Computer Science (1985), University of Namur, Belgium

Pascal Van Hentenryck

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Pascal Van Hentenryck is an A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of Computer Science at Brown University for about 20 years, he led the optimization research group (about 70 people) at National ICT Australia (NICTA) (until its merger with CSIRO), and was the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Van Hentenryck is also an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University.

Van Hentenryck is a Fellow of AAAI (the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and INFORMS (the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science). He has been awarded two honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Louvain and the university of Nantes, the IFORS Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Philip J. Bray Award for teaching excellence in the physical sciences at Brown University, the ACP Award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming, the ICS INFORMS Prize for Research Excellence at the Intersection of Computer Science and Operations Research, and an NSF National Young Investigator Award. He received a Test of Time Award (20 years) from the Association of Logic Programming and numerous best paper awards, including at IJCAI and AAAI. Van Hentenryck has given plenary/semi-plenary talks at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (twice), the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, the SIAM Optimization Conference, the Annual INFORMS Conference, NIPS, and many other conferences. Van Hentenryck is program co-chair of the AAAI’19 conference, a premier conference in Artificial Intelligence.

Van Hentenryck’s research focuses in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Operations Research. His current focus is to develop methodologies, algorithms, and systems for addressing challenging problems in mobility, energy systems, resilience, and privacy. In the past, his research focused on optimization and the design and implementation of innovative optimization systems, including the CHIP programming system (a Cosytec product), the foundation of all modern constraint programming systems and the optimization programming language OPL (now an IBM Product). Van Hentenryck has also worked on computational biology, numerical analysis, and programming languages, publishing in premier journals in these areas.

Van Hentenryck runs the Seth Bonder summer Camp in Computational and Data Science for middle- and high-school students every summer.

  • Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Energy and Sustainable Systems
  • Optimization
  • Supply Chain Engineering
  • System Informatics and Control
A. Russell Chandler III Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology - 2018
Fellow of the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) - 2016
Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan - 2016
Richard Newton Research Excellence Award, NICTA - 2015
Test of Time Award (20 years): Association of Logic Programming - 2014
IFORS Distinguished Lecturer, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 2013
Ulam Fellow, Center for NonLinear Studies, Los Alamos - 2012
Doctor Honoris Causa, the University of Nantes - 2011
Philip J. Bray Award for teaching excellence in the physical sciences, Brown University - 2010
Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artifical Intelligence (AAAI) - 2009
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Louvain, Belgium - 2008
ACP Award for Research Excellence in Constraint Programming - 2006
IBM Faculty Award - 2004
INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Award for research excellence at the intersection of computer science and operations research - 2002
NSF National Young Investigator Award - 1993
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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343