Meet & Eat with Professor James Luedtke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) is hosting a Meet & Eat with Professor James Luedtke, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, following his talk titled “Optimizing Truck Dispatching Decisions in Open-pit Mining using Integer Programming”. Lunch and coffee will be served. We hope to see you there!


When: Tuesday Sept 25 @ 1:15pm – 2:15 pm

Where: GB 167

Please note that the Meet & Eat will follow immediately after the talk which will be held on Sep 25th, at 12pm-1pm in GB202. For more information regarding the talk, please visit

Bio-sketch: James Luedtke is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Luedtke earned his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech and did postdoctoral work at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Luedtke’s research is focused on methods for solving stochastic and mixed-integer optimization problems, as well as applications of such models. Luedtke is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, was a finalist in the INFORMS JFIG Best Paper competition, and was awarded the INFORMS Optimization Society Prize for Young Researchers. Luedtke serves on the editorial boards of the journals SIAM Journal on Optimization, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Mathematical Programming Computation. Luedtke is the current secretary of the SIAM Activity Group in Optimization, serves on the Committee on Stochastic Programming, and is a former secretary/treasurer of the INFORMS Optimization Society.