Luis F. Zuluaga earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Luis also has a Master degree in Industrial Engineering, and Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Los Andes (Colombia). Prior to joining the ISE Department, he served as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (Canada). Luis has authored multiple articles in journals such as Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Optimization, and Mathematics of Operations Research. The recipient of numerous awards, honors, and grants, Luis' research looks at developing solution schemes and effective algorithms for problems involving optimization over polynomials; especially those arising from integer programming, probability, and finance applications.