Aharon Ben-Tal is a Professor of Operations Research and Optimization at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1973. His interests are in Continuous Optimization, particularly non-smooth and large-scale problems, conic and robust optimization, as well as convex and non-smooth analysis.
Recently the focus of his research is on optimization problems affected by uncertainty. In the last 15 years, he has devoted much effort to engineering applications of optimization methodology and computational schemes.
He has published more than 120 papers in professional journals and co-authored three books: Optimality in Nonlinear Programming: A Feasible Direction Approach (Wiley-Interscience, 1981), Lectures on Modern Convex Optimization: Analysis, Algorithms and Engineering Applications (SIAM-MPS series on optimization, 2001) and Robust Optimization (Princeton University press, 2009).
Professor Ben-Tal was awarded in 2007 the EURO Gold Medal and was named INFORMS Fellow in 2010.