Speakers CWI Lectures on Decision Making under Uncertainty

- Dick den Hertog (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Analytics for a better world

Dick den Hertog is professor of Operations Research at University of Amsterdam. His research interests cover linear and nonlinear optimization. In recent years his main focus has been on robust optimization, and recently he started research on optimization with constraint learning. He is also active in applying the theory in real-life applications. In particular, he is interested in applications that contribute to a better society. For many years he has been involved in research for optimal flood protection, which was awarded by the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award in 2013. He is involved in research to optimize the food supply chain for the UN World Food Programme, which was awarded by the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award in 2021.  He is associate editor of "Operations Research" and "INFORMS Journal on Optimization", and editor of "Analytics for a Better World". He has been visiting professor at MIT since 2019.


- Pinar Keskinocak (Georgia Institute of Technology)

- Gergely Neu (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)

Gergely Neu is a research assistant professor at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. He has previously worked with the SequeL team of INRIA Lille, France and the RLAI group at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He obtained his PhD degree in 2013 from the
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where his advisors were András György, Csaba Szepesvári and László Györfi. His main research interests are in machine learning theory, including reinforcement learning and online learning with limited feedback and/or very large action sets. Dr. Neu was the recipient of a Google Faculty Research award in 2018, the Bosch Young AI Researcher Award in 2019, and an ERC Starting Grant in 2020.

- Leonard Smith (Virginia Tech)