Renato D.C. Monteiro, professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) has been appointed to a Coca-Cola Foundation Professorship. The Coca-Cola Foundation Professorship was established to enhance the Stewart School’s ability to attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars to this position of academic leadership.
“I am very thankful to the Stewart School and to the Institute for appointing me to a Coca-Cola Foundation Professorship,” said Monteiro. “This appointment will enable me to further support student research assistants, travel, equipment, and interaction with industry and research community leaders in my area. It will also have a strong impact in the continued success of my academic career, and I feel deeply honored by it.”
Monteiro’s research interests lie in the area of continuous optimization and complexity of algorithms. More specifically, he is interested in the theory, complexity analysis and implementation of algorithms for solving large scale linear programming (LP), convex quadratic programming (CQP), semidefinite programming (SDP), complementarity problems, convex programming, saddle-point problems, variational inequalities and general nonlinear programming. He is also interested in computational optimization with specific interest in the development of numerical codes for solving large scale optimization problems.
In 2020, Monteiro was awarded the INFORMS Computing Society Prize for the second time, making him one of the few researchers who have won it more than once. He joined the ISI List of Highly Cited Researchers in Mathematics in 2004, and he is heavily involved in Georgia Tech’s interdisciplinary Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization program.
Monteiro has served on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals, including Operations Research, the INFORMS Journal on Computing, Mathematics Methods of Operations Research, and Mathematics of Operations Research. He has also served as vice-chair and chair of the INFORMS Optimization Section.
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering