Albert S. Berahas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to this appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lehigh University (2018-2020) and at Northwestern University (2018). He received his PhD in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics in 2018 from Northwestern University. He received his undergraduate degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in 2009, and in 2012 obtained an MSC degree in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. His research broadly focuses on designing, developing and analyzing algorithms for solving large scale nonlinear optimization problems. Specifically, he is interested in and has explored several sub-fields of nonlinear optimization such as: (i) general nonlinear optimization algorithms, (ii) optimization algorithms for machine learning, (iii) constrained optimization, (iv) stochastic optimization, (v) derivative-free optimization, and (vi) distributed optimization.