Jon Lee is the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD from Cornell University. Jon has been a faculty member at Yale University and the University of Kentucky, and an adjunct professor at New York University. He was a Research Staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he managed the mathematical programming group. Jon is the author of ~120 papers; the textbook, A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization (Cambridge University Press); and the open-source book, A First Course in Linear Optimization (Reex Press). He was the founding Managing Editor of the journal Discrete Optimization (2004-06), is currently Co-Editor of the journal Mathematical Programming, and is on the editorial boards of the journals Optimization and Engineering and Discrete Applied Mathematics. Jon was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Mathematical Optimization Society (2008-10), and Chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society (2010-12). He was awarded the INFORMS Computing Society Prize (2010), and he is a Fellow of INFORMS (since 2013).
- Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017. Visiting Scientist.