Rico Zenklusen is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at ETH Zurich, heading the Combinatorial Optimization Group. Prior to joining ETH Zurich, Rico was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Before that, he worked for several years as a postdoc at MIT, and also briefly at EPFL. Rico holds a PhD from ETH Zurich and a master's degree from EPFL. His main research interests lie broadly in Combinatorial Optimization and its applications, with a focus on techniques related to (poly-)matroids, submodular functions, and polyhedra.