Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Guests of the week

  • Alexander Engau, University of Colorado Denver
  • Ather Gattami, Ericsson Research
  • Andy Sun, Georgia Institute of Technology

Alexander Engau, University of Colorado Denver

Short bio: After earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematical Sciences from Kaiserslautern University (Germany, 2004) and Clemson University (USA, 2007), Alexander Engau spent two years as Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Management Sciences at University of Waterloo (Canada, 2007-2009). Since 2009, Dr. Engau is appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at University of Colorado Denver (USA). His general research interests in operations research include mathematical programming, optimization and decision-making, especially under multiple criteria. His work has appeared in journals such as Management Science, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, and the European Journal of Operational Research.

He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos. Don't miss his presentation on March 25, 2014.


Ather Gattami, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Short bio: Ather Gattami grew up in Lund, Sweden, where he did his undergraduate study at Lund University in engineering Physics. He was mentioned as the first "Gemstone Student" and graduated as the youngest and fastest engineering student in Sweden, which was awarded the prestigious prize of "Extra Ordinary Achievements" at Lund University. He did his Master's at Caltech with Prof. Richard Murray in 2003. Gattami pursued his PhD studies at Lund University, and he graduated as the fastest and youngest PhD in engineering in 2007. His thesis, "Optimal Decisions with Limited Information", considered distributed decision problems in team problems and games under information constraints. After his PhD, Dr. Gattami was a post doc at the Department of Automatic Control in Lund and also worked as a logistics consultant. In 2008, Dr. Gattami worked at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT as a Research Associate and joined KTH during 2009-2012 as an assistant professor. He is currently a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research where he is leading the Emerging Technologies team for the 5th generation (5G) communication system. Ather Gattami is the recipient of the prestigious "Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship" and is also the winner of various mathematical competitions.

He is invited by Aditya Mahajan. Don't miss his presentation on March 27, 2014.


Andy Sun, Georgia Institute of Technology

Short bio: Andy Sun is an assistant professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University in Electronic Engineering and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Operations Research. He was a postdoctoral researcher at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 2011-2012. He won a second place in the INFORMS George Dantzig Dissertation Award in 2011. His research interests are in the areas of robust optimization, large-scale optimization, and mathematical modeling of electric power systems.

He is invited by Miguel F. Anjos. Don't miss his presentation on March 27, 2014.

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