Ted Ralphs (Lehigh University, USA)

Ted Ralphs received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1995. He is currently a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Lehigh University, where he is director of the Laboratory for Computational Optimization Research at Lehigh (COR@L) and chair of Lehigh's Research Computing Steering Committee. He is a co-founder of the COIN-OR Foundation, a non-profit foundation promoting the development of open source software for operations research and is currently chair of the Technical Leadership Council and a member of the Strategic Leadership Board, as well as project manager of a number of projects hosted in the COIN-OR open source software repository. His research interests include development of methodology for solving discrete optimization problems, including those with multiple levels or multiple objectives; development of parallel search algorithms; development of open source software; and applications of discrete optimization.