Meet Distinguished Alum Andres Medaglia

The ISE Department held its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Breakfast on October 27th as part of Red and White Week and inducted five new members.

Andres Medaglia | Distinguished Alum Award Winner


Andrés Medaglia is full professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and director of the research center Centro para la Optimización y Probabilidad Aplicada (COPA). He holds a Ph.D. (2001) in Operations Research (OR) from North Carolina State University (USA). From 1999 to 2002 he worked as an optimization specialist developing decision support systems for SAS (Cary, NC, USA). In 2002, he joined the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes and served as Department Chair from 2014 to 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience designing, developing, and applying optimization methodologies to transportation and logistics, healthy and sustainable cities, engineering design, and agricultural systems.