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Professor, Director of Business Analytics Full-Time Graduate Program, and George Daly Professor

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Positions

  • Professor of Business Analytics

    Tippie College of Business

Education

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

Areas of Interest

  • Mathematical optimization
  • Operations research

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Core Faculty Member of the Year, University of Iowa MBA, 2017
  • Core Faculty Member of the Year, University of Iowa MBA, 2016
  • G.R.E.A.T. Faculty Award (First Year), Des Moines Executive MBA Class of 2012, 2012
  • Dean's Teaching Award in Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Computational Optimization and Applications, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Young Researcher Competition, International Conference on Continuous Optimization, Mathematical Programming Society, 2004
  • Martha and Dennis Hesse Research Fellow, 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

Selected Presentations

  • Burer, S. (2019, January) An Introduction to Semidefinite Programming for Combinatorial Optimization. Invited Lecture presented at Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Burer, S. & Lee, K. (2019, January) Python or R or Both: Tools for Your Data Analytics Workflow. Invited Lecture presented at Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Burer, S. (2019, January) Robust Rankings for College Football. Invited Lecture

Selected Grants & Contracts

  • Burer, Samuel A (Principal Investigator) CAREER: Computation, Theory, and Applications for Nonconvex Quadratic and Conic Optimization. Sponsored by National Science Foundation. Funded. January 1, 2006 - January 1, 2012.
  • Burer, Samuel A (Principal Investigator) Collaborative Research: Theory and Applications for Nonconvex Quadratic and Conic Optimization. Sponsored by National Science Foundation. Funded. January 1, 2002 - January 1, 2005.

Professional Service

  • INFORMS Computing Society, Board Membership, Professional, January 2017.
  • Mathematical Optimization Society, Board Membership, Professional, August 2015.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • 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.