Miguel F. Anjos, PhD, FCAE
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Miguel F. Anjos is Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering of Polytechnique Montreal. He received the B.Sc. degree in 1992 from McGill University, the M.S. in 1994 from Stanford University, and the Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Polytechnique in 2010, he was Lecturer in Operational Research at the University of Southampton, and then Professor of Management Sciences at Waterloo, cross-appointed to Electrical and Computer Engineering.


His research interests are in the theory, algorithms and applications of mathematical optimization. He has been a member of IEEE for 9 years, and is particularly interested in the application of optimization to problems in power systems management and smart grid design, including electricity market models, unit commitment, capacity expansion, and demand response. His research in these areas is supported by Hydro-Québec and Schneider Electric Canada, and has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Mathematical Programming, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and The Electricity Journal. In 2014 he delivered three invited plenary presentations on this research, including one at the FERC Energy Workshop Electricity Markets and Planning.


Professor Anjos was the Founding Director of Polytechnique’s Trottier Institute for Energy. The Institute was inaugurated in May 2013 and is concerned with promoting sustainable solutions to secure the future of energy in Québec, Canada and the world, as well as awareness-raising and public information about these issues. He served as Expert Advisor to the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) for the preparation of the brief submitted by the OIQ to the Commission sur les enjeux énergétiques du Québec in 2013, and also as Expert Reviewer for the Trottier Energy Futures Project.


He is Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. He has served on the Council of the Mathematical Optimization Society, as Program Director for the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization, as Vice-Chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society, and as a member of the Research Review Committee of Mitacs. He received the Méritas Teaching Award from Ecole Polytechnique in 2012. He was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2009, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to mathematical optimization and its industrial applications.  He currently holds an Inria International Chair.


In 2015 Professor Anjos was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada's most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada.  Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers, in recognition of their achievements and service to the profession.