(Quebec City, Canada)
Mauro Escobar
PhD Student
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department (IEOR)
Columbia University

Background: In 2012 I obtained a B.S. in Engineering and in 2013 a M.S. in Applied Math, from Universidad de Chile. Since 2014 I am a graduate student in Operations Research at Columbia University. My advisor is Daniel Bienstock.

Mauro Escobar
500 W. 120th St., Mudd 315
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I am intereseted in Mathematical Optimization, in particular, Stochastic Programming, Linear Programming, Combinatorial and Discrete Optimization, Convex Optimization, and Semidefinite Programming. I also have a broad interest in Machine Learning, Discrete Mathematics, and Computational Complexity Theory.

I am currently working on defense mechanisms to detect cyber-physical attacks on Power Grids.

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Teaching: I have been Teaching Assistant for Stochastic Models (B.S. and M.S. courses) at the IEOR department with professors Ward Whitt (2014), Mariana Olvera-Cravioto (2016), and David Yao (2015 & 2016).
CV: pdf

Last updated: July 2018