Meet and Greet with Dr. Robert Bixby

The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) is hosting a Meet & Greet with Dr. Robert Bixby, from Gurobi Optimization, following his talk titled ‘Optimization: Past, Present, Future‘. We hope to see you there!

Please note that the Meet & Greet will follow immediately after the talk which will be held on March 19th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST. For more information regarding the talk, please visit here.


When: Friday March 19 @ 3:00pm – 4:00 pm



Bio-sketch:Dr. Robert Bixby has a BS in IEOR from U.C. Berkeley (1968), and a PhD in OR from Cornell (1972).  He has held academic positions at the University of Kentucky, Northwestern University, and Rice University.  He is currently Noah Harding Professor Emeritus at Rice University and visiting Professor of Mathematics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.  He co-founded CPLEX Optimization in 1987, and co-founded Gurobi Optimization in 2008, serving as CEO from 2008-2015.   He currently serves on the board of Gurobi Optimization, LLC.

Dr. Bixby has published over fifty journal articles and is an acknowledged expert on the computational aspects of linear and integer programming. He has won the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize of the Mathematical Programming Society, and the INFORMS Impact and Frederick W. Lanchester Prizes.  He was Editor-in-Chief Mathematical Programming, Series A, 1989-1994, and Chairman of the Mathematical Programming Society, 2001-2004. In 1997 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.