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John Chinneck

Distinguished Research Professor (Emeritus)

Degrees:Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5733

Biographical Notes:

  • 2017 Winner of the COIN-OR Cup for best use of, or contribution to, the COIN-OR repository of open source software for operations research (along with ex-PhD students Mubashsharul Shafique and Laurence Smith).
  • 2017 CORS Award of Merit “for numerous contributions to the theory and practice of Operations Research in Canada, and for significant contributions to the Canadian Operational Research Society”.
  • 2017 Harvey J. Greenberg Award for Service from the INFORMS Computing Society
  • 2014 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Grant
  • 2007-2012 Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS Journal on Computing
  • 2006 IBM Faculty Award
  • 2001, 2002, 2003 Listed as “Popular Prof” in Maclean’s Magazine Guide to Canadian Universities
  • 1995 Research Achievement Award, Carleton University
  • 1988 Scholarly Achievement Award, Carleton University

Research Interests:

  • Optimization: algorithms and applications
  • Concurrent algorithms for optimization, for application to very large problems
  • Nonlinear optimization (both local and global)
  • Mixed integer optimization (both linear and nonlinear)
  • Feasibility in optimization
  • Applications in numerous areas, especially classifiers, data depth, cloud computing, communications