Jorge Huertas

Ph.D. Student - Operations Research


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  • Ph.D. Operations Research (Expected 2024), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering (2016), Universidad de los Andes
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (2016), Arizona State University
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering (2015), Universidad de los Andes
  • B.S. Systems and Computing Engineering (2015), Universidad de los Andes


Jorge Huertas is a PhD student in Operations Research at the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He holds a dual bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and in Systems and Computing Engineering, and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). He also holds a Six Sigma ? Black Belt certification from Arizona State University. Currently, he is a Graduate Research Assistant working with Dr Pascal Van Hentenryck in the AI Institute for Advances in Optimization (AI4OPT).

Jorge has academic and consulting experience combining data analysis, mathematical modeling, and computational simulation to tackle problems that appear in transportation, logistics, healthcare, and communications systems.

Jorge is a former instructor of the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes, where he taught three undergraduate courses: Decision Support Systems, Optimization Principles, and Discrete-Event Simulation. Additionally, he was a researcher in the Center for Optimization and Applied probability (COPA), where he worked on several academic and consulting projects. In parallel, he worked as a short-term analytics consultant in transportation for the World Bank. Also, he served as a contractor for Bogot 's Mobility Secretariat in a project to classify the urban road network for Bogot 's Territory Plan. And he worked on a project to estimate the origin-destination matrix of Bogot 's Bus Rapid Transit System (Transmilenio).