Rodrigo A. Carrasco
Rodrigo is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Mathematical and Computational Engineering and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Univerisdad Católica. Previously he was a professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) and Academic Director of the Master in Industrial Engineering program, also serving as the Chief Engineering Officer at the Data Observatory Foundation. He founded and was the UAI Systems Center's initial director, a technology transfer center dedicated to solving complex real-life problems using operations research tools. His research is focused on the design and development of decision support tools and algorithms, focused on combinatorial optimization problems. Before joining UAI, he was a researcher at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ, developing decision support algorithms for smart grids and energy management. Before this, he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading operations research projects in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Canada. Rodrigo holds an Electrical Engineering degree and a Master of Science in Engineering, focused in control systems, from Universidad Católica de Chile, and a Master's and PhD in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University.