The research team of Prof. Beck consists of Dr. Luba Tetruashvili and several master and doctoral students.
Prof. Beck currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at The Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. His research interests are in continuous optimization, including theory, algorithmic analysis, and its applications. He has published more than 50 papers and has given invited lectures at international conferences. He was awarded the Salomon Simon Mani Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Henry Taub Research Prize award. He is in the editorial board of Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research and Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications.
Prof. Beck's 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 FP6 program.
Dr. Luba Tetruashvili is an expert in continuous optimization, and specifically in the area of gradient-based methods for large scale problems.
Within the framework of the ISG consortium, the team of Prof. Beck will be responsible for developing algorithms for efficient energy distribution in the power network. Properties such as robustness, scalability and distributiveness will be studied and analyzed using nonlinear continuous optimization techniques.