Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Garud Iyengar received a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998. Since then he has been with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University where he is currently a Professor. He is the recipient of the President’s Gold Medal from IIT Kanpur and the NSF CAREER award. His research interests span a number of different topics such as robust optimization and its applications, large scale optimization for machine learning, information theoretic analysis of biological systems.