Yuri Faenza joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research as an Assistant Professor in 2016.
Prior to that, he received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University "Sapienza" of Rome (Italy). He was then a post-doc at the University of Padua (Italy), EPFL (Switzerland), and University of Brussels (Belgium).
In 2014, he was awarded an Ambizione Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation for his project "Tight formulation of 0-1 problems", that focused on understanding the power and limits of geometric algorithms for solving discrete optimization problems.
His main areas of interest lie in Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial Optimization, Polyhedral Combinatorics, and their applications.