Faculty, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity (CSDC)
Jorge Sefair, an assistant professor, earned his doctorate from University of Florida in 2015. Sefair was awarded a University of Florida Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering graduate student research award in 2015. In 2013 and 2015, he received National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Grant Awards for IIE Annual Conference. His research interests include network optimization, robust optimization, integer programming, applications of optimization in environment, public policy, urban planning and finance. His current research focuses on the use of optimization techniques for the design of resilient systems that maintain a critical level of operation even under adverse uncertain circumstances. In particular, he is motivated by applications of operations research in environment, public policy and urban planning. His research has been interdisciplinary, having published academic works with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, including civil engineering, public health, ecology, biology and economics.