Jon Lee, G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, was recently selected as a Simons CRM Professor by The Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM), based in Montréal, as part of the Simons CRM Scholar-in-Residence Program.
Lee will hold the title for the duration of his visit to Polytechnique Montréal for a month-long thematic program on mixed-integer nonlinear optimization in October of this year.
“I am honored to be selected and very excited to have the opportunity to participate in the activities planned on mixed-integer nonlinear optimization at Montréal,” said Lee. “It is rewarding to see that the CRM and the Simons Foundation are recognizing and nurturing this field of applied mathematics that I have been involved in for many years.”
CRM’s scholar-in-residence program is directed towards exceptional researchers in mathematics. Simons CRM Scholars are selected to enhance the research activities held by CRM. During his visit, Lee’s role will involve participating in and contributing to CRM thematic programs and the collaborative research activities of the thirteen CRM research laboratories.
CRM is a mathematical research institute in Canada and a major international hub for the mathematical sciences. It offers scientific workshops and outreach activities, hosts 1,500 annual visiting scientists from around the world, and includes thirteen laboratories directly involving more than 200 researchers from twelve major universities in Quebec and Ontario. The Simons Foundation funds research in mathematics and the basic sciences.