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Renato D. C. Monteiro is professor in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Monteiro's research is confined largely to the continuous optimization area with specific interest in interior-point algorithms for linear programming, semidefinite programming, convex programming and complementarity problems. He is also interested in computational optimization with specific interest in the development of numerical codes for solving large scale semidefinite programs. His most recent works deal with the development of heuristics for graph problems (e.g., maximum cut or maximum clique problems).