I am a Software Engineer at the IBM Toronto Software Lab, as part of the CPLEX Optimization Studio development team. My role at IBM is to contribute in the design and implementation of state-of-the-art optimization techniques at the core of the CPLEX and CP optimizers.

Prior to joining IBM, I was an Associate Professor (tenured) at the UQAM Business School from 2016 to 2020, and an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) between 2012 and 2016 in the same institution. I am affiliated to the two world-wide leading research centres in optimization, namely the CIRRELT and the GERAD. I held funding for more than 350,000 CAD as a principal investigator between 2012 and 2020.  

I hold a bachelor degree in Mathematical Engineering from the University of Chile (2005), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Montréal (2011).

My research interests span across multiple disciplines in OR, including logistics, vehicle routing, and data science, among others. The main focus of my research is the development of Mathematical Programming tools for the solution of hard combinatorial problems arising in those areas.