Martin Savelsbergh will be joining the ISyE faculty as the James C. Edenfield Chair this August 2014. Savelsbergh, currently a professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia, is well known to ISyE, having served on the faculty for over 15 years, from 1993 to 2010. At ISyE, he was a Schneider professor and Research Director at The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL). As Research Director, Savelsbergh was responsible for SCL’s Leaders in Logistics program, an industry outreach/partnership program focused on developing innovative solutions that enhances companies’ competitiveness.
“Martin has a strong international reputation for outstanding scholarship involving the solution of challenging and important problems in supply chain and logistics and also for important methodological and computational developments,” said Jane Ammons, Stewart School chair.
Savelsbergh is a logistics and optimization specialist with over 20 years of experience in mathematical modelling, optimization methods, performance analysis, supply chain management, production planning, and transportation. He has published over 120 research papers in many of the top operations research and optimization journals. He has a track record of creating innovative techniques for solving large-scale optimization problems in a variety of areas, ranging from vehicle routing and scheduling, to service network design, to stockyard management.
Savelsbergh has demonstrated ability to design and implement highly sophisticated and effective optimization algorithms as well as an ability to analyze practical decision problems and translate the insights obtained into optimal business solutions. Before joining the University of Newcastle in October of 2011, Savelsbergh led the Business and Services Analytics research program in the Mathematics, Informatics, and Statistics division of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Industrial and Scientific Research Organization). Savelsbergh is a Fellow of INFORMS, the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics.
Industrial and Systems Engineering