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Andreas Waechter

Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E280
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

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Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA

M.S. Mathematics, University of Cologne, Germany

Research Interests

Large-scale nonlinear continuous optimization; mixed-integer nonlinear optimization; open source software implementation; application of optimization algorithms to industrial and scientific problems

Selected Publications

  • Mark Semelhago, Barry L Nelson, Andreas Waechter, Eunhye Song, “Computational methods for optimization via simulation using Gaussian Markov Random Fields”, 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017, (2018)
  • Hanyu Gao, Andreas Waechter, Ivan A. Konstantinov, Steven G. Arturo, Linda J Broadbelt, “Application and comparison of derivative-free optimization algorithms to control and optimize free radical polymerization simulated using the kinetic Monte Carlo method”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, (2018)
  • Francisco Jara-Moroni, Jong Shi Pang, Andreas Waechter, “A study of the difference-of-convex approach for solving linear programs with complementarity constraints”, Mathematical Programming, (2018)
  • Alvaro Maggiar, Andreas Waechter, Irina S. Dolinskaya, Jeremy Staum, “A derivative-free trust-region algorithm for the optimization of functions smoothed via Gaussian convolution using adaptive multiple importance sampling? ”, SIAM Journal on Optimization, (2018)
  • Alvaro Maggiar, Andreas Waechter, Irina S Dolinskaya, Jeremy C Staum, “A Derivative-Free Trust-Region Algorithm for the Optimization of Functions Smoothed via Gaussian Convolution Using Adaptive Multiple Importance Sampling”, , (2017)
  • Andreas Waechter, Jeremy C Staum, Alvaro Maggiar, Mingbin Feng, “Sample Average Approximation with Adaptive Importance Sampling”, , (2017)
  • Andreas Waechter, “Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms”, Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications, (2017)
  • Jennifer L. Greene, Andreas Waechter, Keith Edward Jaggard Tyo, Linda J Broadbelt, “Acceleration Strategies to Enhance Metabolic Ensemble Modeling Performance”, Biophysical Journal, (2017)