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Andreas Waechter

Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech D235
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

  • Horenko, Illia; Vecchi, Edoardo; Kardoš, Juraj; Wächter, Andreas; Schenk, Olaf; O'Kane, Terence; Gagliardini, Patrick; Gerber, Susanne, On cheap entropy-sparsified regression learning, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2023).
  • Tu, Shenyinying; Wachter, Andreas; Wei, Ermin, A Two-Stage Decomposition Approach for AC Optimal Power Flow, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 36(1):303-312 (2021).
  • Pena-Ordieres, Alejandra; Molzahn, Daniel K.; Roald, Line A.; Wachter, Andreas, DC Optimal Power Flow with Joint Chance Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 36(1):147-158 (2021).
  • Jara-Moroni, Francisco; Mitchell, John E.; Pang, Jong Shi; Wächter, Andreas, An enhanced logical benders approach for linear programs with complementarity constraints, Journal of Global Optimization 77(4):687-714 (2020).
  • Ben Feng, M.; Maggiar, Alvaro; Staum, Jeremy C; Wächter, Andreas, Uniform convergence of sample average approximation with adaptive multiple importance sampling, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.:1646-1657 (2019).
  • Feng, Mingbin; Mitchell, John J.; Pang, Jong Shi; Shen, Xin; Waechter, Andreas, Complementarity Formulations of ℓ0-norm Optimization, Pacific Journal of Optimization 14(2):273-305 (2018).
  • Gao, Hanyu; Waechter, Andreas; Konstantinov, Ivan A.; Arturo, Steven G.; Broadbelt, Linda J, 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 108:268-275 (2018).
  • Maggiar, Alvaro; Wächter, Andreas; Dolinskaya, Irina; Staum, Jeremy C, A derivative-free trust-region algorithm for the optimization of functions smoothed via Gaussian convolution using adaptive multiple importance sampling , SIAM Journal on Optimization 28(2):1478-1507 (2018).