Short bioMichel Goemans is the Leighton Family Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a faculty member of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and of MIT Operations Research Center (ORC). He is currently the Chairman of Applied Mathematics at MIT. He has held an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Waterloo, a Professorship at the University of Louvain and a visiting Professorship at RIMS, Kyoto.
His research --- in the areas of discrete algorithms and combinatorial optimization --- has been rewarded by several prizes, in particular the 2012 Farkas Prize, the 2000 AMS-MPS Fulkerson Prize and twice the SIAM Optimization prize. He has been an invited speaker at many conferences, including the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1998. He has been on the program committee of several major theoretical computer science conferences, including as chair of the 2003 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing. He is an AMS Fellow, an ACM Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sloan Foundation Fellow.
Current academic positions
- Leighton Family Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, MIT.
- Chairman, Applied Mathematics Committee, Department of Mathematics, MIT.
- Faculty member, MIT CSAIL.
- Faculty member, MIT ORC.
Honors and awards (partial list)
- Farkas Prize for mid-career researchers in Optimization, 2012.
- AMS Fellow, American Mathematical Society, 2013.
- SIAM Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2013.
- ACM Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery, 2008.
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 2007.
- Collins Distinguished Scholar Award, MIT Mathematics Department, 2006-2007.
- Akamai Fellow, 2002.
- Delbert Ray Fulkerson prize (AMS + MPS), 2000.
- SIAM Optimization Prize, 1999.
- IBM Partnership award, 1999.
- Invited speaker, ICM, Berlin, 1998.
- SIAM Optimization Prize, 1996.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1995.
Professional serviceLong to list... full CV available upon request.
Various conference involvement (chair, organizer, or program committee) includes: IPCO '13, ICIAM '11, APPROX '09, ISMP '09, SIOPT '08, IPCO '08, STOC '07, STOC '03, IPCO '01, APPROX '01, ESA '99, STOC '97, STOC '96, and a bunch of other ones without acronyms/websites, such as an Oberwolfach workshop on Combinatorial Optimization (2011) or an IPAM workshop on Discrete Optimization (2010).