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Samuel A. Burer

Samuel A. Burer Management Sciences

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
319-335-0931
samuel-burer@uiowa.edu
S346  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Georgia, 1997

Expertise

  • Mathematical optimization
  • Operations research

Awards

  • G.R.E.A.T. Faculty Award (First Year), Des Moines Executive MBA Class of 2012, April 2012
  • Dean's Teaching Award in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Computational Optimization and Applications, 2009
  • Martha and Dennis Hesse Research Fellow, 2004
  • Honorable Mention, Young Researcher Competition, International Conference on Continuous Optimization, Mathematical Programming Society, August 2004
  • New Hot Paper recognition by ISI Essential Science Indicators, 2003
  • Delta Sigma Pi Outstanding Faculty Award, 2002
  • INFORMS Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, 2002

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Conference Proceedings

Sponsored Research

  • CAREER: Computation, Theory, and Applications for Nonconvex Quadratic and Conic Optimization, Samuel A. Burer. National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Theory and Applications for Nonconvex Quadratic and Conic Optimization, Samuel A. Burer. National Science Foundation

Other Work

Work In Progress

  • An Algorithm for Computing the CP-Factorization of a Completely Positive Matrix, Kurt M. Anstreicher, Samuel A. Burer, Peter J.C. Dickinson

Current & Prior Positions

  • Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2012 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2007 - July 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2001 - July 2007
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Operations Research Group, Carnegie Mellon University, January 2007 - May 2007
  • Research Intern, Wolfram Research, June 1997 - October 1997

Review and Editorial Work

  • Referee, Annals of Operations Research
  • Referee, ANZIAM Journal
  • Referee, Automatica
  • Referee, Discrete Applied Mathematics
  • Referee, Discrete Optimization
  • Referee, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Referee, INFORMS Journal on Computing
  • Referee, Journal of Global Optimization
  • Referee, Journal of Graphical and Computational Statistics
  • Referee, Journal of Heuristics
  • Referee, Journal of Machine Learning Research
  • Referee, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
  • Referee, Mathematical Programming
  • Referee, Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Referee, Optimization and Engineering
  • Referee, Optimization Letters
  • Referee, Optimization Methods and Software
  • Referee, SIAM Journal on Optimization

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Mathematics of Operations Research, 2011 - current
  • Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Optimization, 2011 - current
  • Associate Editor, Mathematical Programming Computation, 2008 - 2013
  • Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 2007 - 2010

Presentations

  • Optimizing a Polyhedral-Semidefinite Relaxation of Completely Positive Programs, Universita di Firenze, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy, May 2009

Committees and Professional Service

  • INFORMS Computing Society, 2014-2017
  • Mathematical Optimization Society, 2012-2015