(August 22, 2016) The ISE Department would like to welcome Dr. Manish Bansal as a new faculty member in Fall 2016. He joined the ISE as an Assistant Professor in Operations Research in August 2016. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology in India, and master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Bansal will bring his expertise to the Operations Research group while also helping the department to cover important teaching and advising needs in the area of optimization. His research focuses on new theoretical and computational advances in mathematical programming, and especially on mixed integer programming, stochastic optimization, distributionally robust optimization, and computational geometry. He has application interests in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, geographical information systems, and telerobotics.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dr. Bansal was a postdoctoral research fellow in Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, where he conducted research on stochastic mixed integer programming and distributionally robust optimization. He received a Postdoctoral Professional Development Award from Northwestern University in 2016.