Jorge Huertas

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 Bogotá's Mobility Secretariat in a project to classify the urban road network for Bogotá's Territory Plan. And he worked on a project to estimate the origin-destination matrix of Bogotá's Bus Rapid Transit System (Transmilenio).