Between 2015-2017 Shimrit was an instructor and post-doctoral associate at the ORC at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas.

 She received her Ph.D.from the Technion in 2015. Thesis on "Robust Tracking via Semidefinite Programming and Noncovex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming", with advisor Prof. Aharon Ben-Tal. Her M.Sc. in Operations Research and System Analysis in 2008 and my B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2002, both from Technion.

 Her Research focuses on developing models and algorithms for robust optimization and continuous optimization and their applications.

Selected Publications

Ben-Tal, A., Golany, B., and Shtern, S., “Robust Multi-Echelon, Multi-Period Inventory Control”. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 199, pp. 198-208, 2009.

Shtern, S., and Ben-Tal, A., “Computational Methods for Solving Nonconvex Block Constrained Quadratic Problems”, Technion Report IE/OR-2013-01, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Vol. 26(2), pp. 1174-1206, 2016.

Shtern, S., and Ben-Tal, A., “A Semi-Definite Programming Approach for Robust Tracking”, Mathematical Programming, Vol. 156(1-2), pp. 615-656, 2016.

Beck, A., and Shtern S., “Linearly Convergent Away-Step Conditional Gradient for Non-strongly Convex Functions”, Mathematical Programming, Vol. 164(1-2), pp 1-27, 2017.

Sabach S. and Shtern, S., “A First-Order Method for Solving Convex Bi-Level Optimization Problems”, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Vol 27(2), pp. 640-660, 2017.

Bertsimas D., Sanders, Z., and Shtern, S. “Multi-Target Tracking via Mixed Integer Optimization”, to appear in IEEE Transactions in Automatic Control, 2017.


Optimization applications in: inventory systems, estimation and control, statistics and healthcare.

Robust and adaptive optimization.

Data-driven optimization.

Algorithms for nonconvex and mixed-integer optimization.

Nonconvex and nonsmooth optimization theorey and algorithms,

First order and primal-dual methods.

Semidefinite programming.

Contact Info

Room 409 Bloomfield Building