Saeed Ghadimi

Assistant Professor

Department of Management Science & Engineering

Cheriton School of Computer Science (cross-appointment)

University of Waterloo

Vector Institute Faculty Affiliate

Email: sghadimi [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Management Science & Engineering  with cross-appointment at the Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo.  I am also a Vector Institute Faculty Affiliate and a member of Centre for Computational MathematicsWaterloo.AI, and WISA at UWaterloo. Before joining UWaterloo, I was an associate research scholar at Princeton University working with Prof. Warren Powell and Prof. Mengdi Wang. I received my PhD in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Florida under the supervision of Prof. George Lan.  I also received my B.Sc. from the ISE Department of Sharif University of Technology

My research is mainly focused on decision making under uncertainty motivated by data science applications. In particular, I work on a) reinforcement learning and stochastic optimization, b) developing reduced- and higher-order algorithms for machine learning and large scale optimization problems,  and c) simulation-based optimization.

A list of selected papers and courses I have taught are available under Publications and Teaching tabs. You can also see my Google scholar page for a full list of publications.