Rico Zenklusen

Assistant Professor

Institute for Operations Research
Department of Mathematics
ETH Zurich

Research Interests

I have a broad interest in Combinatorial Optimization and its applications, including algorithmic problems related to network design, (poly-)matroids, submodular functions, polyhedra, and network security and reliability. I also enjoy working on problems in related fields such as Theoretical Computer Science and Graph Theory, and I have a general interest in models and applications in Operations Research.

Brief Bio

I am heading the Combinatorial Optimization Group within the Institute of Operations Research in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich.
Before joining ETH Zurich, I was Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Before that, I worked several years at MIT as a postdoc in the groups of Michel Goemans and Patrick Jaillet, and also shortly at EPFL, hosted by Fritz Eisenbrand. I hold a master's degree in Mathematics from EPFL and a PhD from the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich.


Institute for Operations Research
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Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zurich

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