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Robert Hildebrand

Assistant Professor

Robert Hildebrand

Robert Hildebrand
Robert Hildebrand
223 Durham Hall
(MC 0118)
1145 Perry Street Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Operations Research

  • Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization
  • Cutting Plane Theory and Practice
  • Redistricting
  • Stochastic Scheduling and Machine Learning

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Davis, June 2013

  • Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018 - present
  • Simons Institute for Theoretical Computing, UC Berkeley, 2017 
  • Goldstine Fellow Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Watson Research Center, 2015-2017 
  • Postdoc, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2013-2015 
  • Deterministic Operations Research - ISE 2404
  • Deterministic Operations Research II - ISE 3434
  • Optimization II - ISE 5406
  • Integer Programming - ISE 6414
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Mathematical Optimization Society
  • Track Co-Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society, Discrete Optimization Track, 2022
  • Programming Committee, Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2021
  • Programming Committee, Mixed Integer Programming Workshop 2020
  • Track Chair, INFORMS Optimization Society, Discrete Optimization Track, 2020
  • Associate Editor for Discrete Optimization since 2020

Dr. Hildebrand receives Air Force Office of Scientific Research - Young Investigator Program Grant for research on Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (2020)

Dr. Hildebrand receives Office Of Naval Research grant for research on cutting planes in integer programming (2019)

Redistricting Analytics at Virginia Tech. Receives funding by  Policy+ grant, an internal grant at Virginia Tech.

Robert Hildebrand receives 2019 Sporn Award for teaching undergraduate engineering subjects (April, 2019)

Dr. Robert Hildebrand join ISE department in Spring 2018 (February 2018)