Carnegie Mellon University

Willem-Jan van Hoeve

Willem-Jan van Hoeve

Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Operations Research

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4118
  • 412-268-9655
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Operations Research

Bio

Willem-Jan van Hoeve is the Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Operations Research at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on developing new methodologies for solving discrete optimization problems, and the application of those methods to real-world problems. He has made notable contributions to the area of constraint programming, hybrid optimization methods, and most recently to the development of a novel framework for discrete optimization based on decision diagrams. He published over 40 academic articles, and co-authored the book "Decision Diagrams for Optimization". Van Hoeve’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and two Google Faculty Research Awards. He has consulted for a variety of companies including Charter Steel, Chevron, AIMMS, PNC Bank, Bosch/Siemens, BP, and several more. In addition, Van Hoeve received the Tepper School's MBA Teaching Award twice, and heads the Master of Science in Business Analytics program.

Education

  • University of Amsterdam, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica - Ph D (Computer Science) - 2005
  • University of Twente - MS (Applied Mathematics) - 2000

Research

Methodologies: operations research; optimization; constraint programming; hybrid solution methods; decision diagrams for optimization Applications: vehicle routing, scheduling, network design

Publications

Working Papers

Awards and Honors

  • Tepper School of Business - George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award (2017)
  • Google Research Award (2016)
  • Carnegie Bosch Institute - Carnegie Bosch Research Chair (2016)
  • Google Research Award (2012)
  • Tepper School of Business - Faculty Giving Chair (2011)
  • Tepper School of Business - George Leland Bach MBA Teaching Award (2011)
  • Tepper School of Business - BP Junior Faculty Chair (2008)
  • Twelfth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - Best Paper Award (2006)
  • Tenth International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - Best Student Paper Award (2004)

University Service

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics, Faculty Head (2017 - )
  • MBA Track on Business Analytics, Track Coordinator (2017 - )
  • Operations Research Seminar, Seminar organizer (2014 - )
  • Masters Educational Affairs Committee (MEAC), Committee Member (2012 - )
  • Balas Award Committee, Committee Member (2017 - 2018)
  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting Committee, Committee Member (2017 - 2018)
  • Master of Business Analytics Curriculum Design, Committee Chair (2016 - 2017)
  • Tepper Strategic Planning Committee for Education, Committee Member (2016 - 2017)
  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting, Committee Chair, Chaired the OR recruiting committee. (2016 - 2017)
  • Thompson Award, Committee Member (2016 - 2016)
  • Balas Award, Committee Chair (2015 - 2016)
  • MBA Track on Business Analytics, Track Coordinator (2010 - 2015)
  • Business Analytics Faculty Recruiting, Committee Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Operations Research Faculty Recruiting, Committee Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Thompson Award Committee, Committee Member (2014 - 2014)

Consulting

  • Charter Steel (September 2015 -)
  • 412 Food Rescue (November 2017 - May 2018)
  • Angel Flight (November 2017 - May 2018)
  • BP (2015 - 2016)
  • PNC Bank (January 2014 - May 2014)
  • Family Hospice (September 2012 - December 2012)
  • An American multinational oil and gas corporation (2011 - December 2012)
  • Paragon Decision Technology (June 2010 - 2012)
  • Crossett Inc. (January 2012 - May 2012)
  • Labatt Food Service (January 2011 - May 2011)
  • Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank (2009 - 2010)
  • B/S/H/ (Bosch/Siemens Home Appliances) (2008 - 2009)

Professional Activities

  • Guest Editor, EURO Journal on Computational Optimization, Special issue on Constraint Programming Approaches to Combinatorial Optimization (June 2017 -)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR), Steering Committee (May 2015 -)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Program Committee (2018)
  • Chairperson, International Conference on Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR), Program Committee and Conference Organization (June 2018 - June 2018)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS, Student Competition Organizing Committee (September 2017 - April 2018)
  • Co-Chairperson, Dagstuhl Seminar on Planning and Operations Research, Organizing Committee (February 2018 - February 2018)
  • Committee Member, International Conference Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Operations Research (CPAIOR), Program Committee (2017)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), Program Committee (2017)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Doctoral Program (2017)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Program Committee (2017)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer and Panelist, National Science Foundation (January 2017 - March 2017)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (October 2016 - January 2017)
  • Secretary, Association for Constraint Programming, Executive Committee (January 2013 - December 2016)
  • Journal Editor, Constraints (2010 - 2016)
  • Chairperson, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Journal Publication Fast Track (September 2016)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Senior Program Committee (September 2016)
  • Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Senior Program Committee (July 2016)
  • Committee Member, International Conference CPAIOR, Program Committee (May 2016)
  • Member, International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (CPAIOR), Program Committee (2015 - 2015)
  • Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Senior Program Committee (2015 - 2015)
  • Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Senior Program Committee (2015 - 2015)
  • Chairperson, Chair, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Cluster on Constraint Programming (2015 - 2015)
  • Member, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Program Committee (2015 - 2015)
  • Chairperson, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Tutorial and Workshop Program (September 2015)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Doctoral Program (September 2015)
  • Workshop Organizer, Workshop on Constraint Programming and Analytics (September 2015)
  • Session Chair, INFORMS, INFORMS Annual Meeting Session (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), Program Committee (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, International Conference on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (CPAIOR), Program Committee (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Program Committee (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Program committee of the Application Track (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Program Committee (2014 - 2014)
  • Guest Editor, Journal, EURO Journal on Computational Optimization, special issue on Constraint Programming Approaches to Combinatorial Optimization (August 2012 - July 2014)
  • Committee Member, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Integration of AI and OR techniques in Constraint Programming (CPAIOR), Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), Senior Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Senior Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC), Program Committee (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee Member, European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Program Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Program Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, Program Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (2012 - 2012)
  • Cluster co-chair, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) (2012 - 2012)
  • Session Chair, Modeling OPtimization Conference: Theory and Applications (MOPTA) (2012 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Program Committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, Doctoral Program (2011 - 2012)
  • Co-chair of the cluster Computing Society/Constraint Programming and Integrated Methods, INFORMS, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2011 - 2011)
  • Session Chair, INFORMS, INFORMS Annual Meeting (2011 - 2011)
  • Committee Member, International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, Program Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Program Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • Committee Member, Workshop on Hybrid Methods for Nonlinear Combinatorial Problems, Program Committee (2011 - 2011)
  • Journal Editor, Constraint Programming Letters (2006 - 2008)

Courses Taught

  • Optimization (45751)
    • 2017 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    • 2017 Mini 3 Section: M
    • 2016 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    • 2016 Mini 3 Section: F, M
    • 2015 Mini 2 Section: A, B, C
    • 2015 Mini 3 Section: F, M
    • 2014 Mini 3 Section: F, M
  • Operations Research Implementations (45950)
    • 2017 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2016 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2014 Mini 2 Section: A
    • 2013 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Independent Study (Mini) (45997)
    • 2017 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Operations Research Project (45958)
    • 2017 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2012 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Constraint Programming (47862)
    • 2016 Mini 1 Section: A
    • 2013 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Networks and Matchings (47836)
    • 2014 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Business Analytics Project (45865)
    • 2012 Section: A
  • Operations Research Implementations (45864)
    • 2012 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2011 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2010 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Applications of Operations Research (45860)
    • 2012 Mini 4 Section: A, E, M
    • 2011 Mini 3 Section: A, E
  • Optimization Models for Operations (45862)
    • 2011 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Optimization Models for Logistics (45862)
    • 2010 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2009 Mini 3 Section: A
    • 2008 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Optimization and Decision Making (45760)
    • 2009 Mini 1 Section: A, B, C
    • 2008 Mini 1 Section: F, M
  • Mathematical Models for Consulting (70460)
    • 2008 Section: A
  • Optimization,Logic & Constraint Satisfactio (47844)
    • 2007 Mini 1 Section: A