Prof. Amir Beck joined the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion in 2005. Previously, he completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in operations research at Tel Aviv University. From 2003 to 2005 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minerva Optimization Center.
Amir Beck is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at The Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. He has published numerous papers, has given invited lectures at international conferences, and was awarded the Salomon Simon Mani Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Henry Taub Research Prize. His research interests are in continuous optimization, including theory, algorithmic analysis, and applications. He is an associate editor of Mathematics of Operations Research and the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications and an area editor for optimization in Operations Research. His research has been supported by various funding agencies, including the Israel Science Foundation, the German-Israeli Foundation, the Binational US-Israel foundation, the Israeli Science and Energy Ministries and the European community.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Continuous Optimization: Theory and Algorithms
Analysis of First Order Methods in Convex Analysis
Decomposition and Block-Descent Type Methods
Applications of Convex Optimization Methods in Engineering and Science