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Assistant Professor

Phone: (416) 208-4838
Location: IC 377

Biography

Andre Augusto Cire is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, cross-appointed with the Operations Management area at the Rotman School of Management. Andre's research investigates new methodologies to address large-scale, difficult optimization problems arising in organizations, with a recent focus on discrete optimization, scheduling, social good, and healthcare applications. To this end, Andre's research agenda considers rigorous approaches that incorporate concepts from mathematical programming, dynamic programming, and artificial intelligence to derive actionable insights and computationally efficient techniques.

Education

PhD, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
MSc, Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
MSc, Computer Science, University of Campinas, 2009
BSc, Computer Science, University of Campinas, 2006

Research Interests

Andre Cire's research leverages the interface between computer science and operations management to extract the value of data and tackle large-scale, difficult optimization problems arising in the practice of Management, more specifically in discrete optimization, scheduling, and healthcare applications. To this end, his research agenda focuses on rigorous optimization methodologies and approximations strategies, combining concepts from mathematical programming, dynamic programming, and artificial intelligence to derive actionable insights and computationally efficient techniques.

Awards & Grants

PERSONAL AWARDS

2019              Research Excellence Award
                      Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

2016              ACP Doctoral Dissertation Award
                      Association for Constraint Programming

2015             Gerald L. Thompson Doctoral Dissertation Award in Management Science
                      
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2014             INFORMS Computing Society Best Student Paper Award
                      
INFORMS Computing Society, USA

2011             Egon Balas Award - Best Student Paper in Operations Research
                      
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2009 -2011  William L. Mellon Fellowship
                      
Carnegie Mellon University

2009             Latin American Master’s Thesis Contest in Informatics, Second Place
                      Latin American Center for Informatics Studies

2008              Best Paper Award, Applications Track
                      
The 14th International Conference on Principles & Practice of Constraint Programming
                      Paper title: Planning & Scheduling the Operation of a Very Large Oil Pipeline Network

2005              Scientific Initiation Prize, First Place
                       Brazilian Operational Research Society
 

STUDENT AWARDS

2020              First Place, Canadian Operations Research Society Best Student Paper Award
                      Margarita Castro, Ph.D. student (also co-supervised by Prof J. C. Beck)

2020              Runner-up, INFORMS Computing Society Best Student Paper Award
                      
Margarita Castro, Ph.D. student (also co-supervised by Prof J. C. Beck)

 

Publications

Selected Publications - Papers

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