Omar El Housni is Assistant Professor in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering and Cornell Tech at Cornell University. His research revolves around decision-making under uncertainty where he aims to design robust and efficient algorithms for a wide range of dynamic optimization problems with applications in revenue management and matching platforms. Omar spent a few internships as a research and data scientist at Amazon and Uber where he contributed to the design and implementation of data-driven optimization models for matching and retailing platforms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from École Polytechnique (France), and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in operations research from Columbia University.
- Omar El Housni, Vineet Goyal and David Shmoys. "On the Power of Static Assignment Policies for Robust Facility Location Problems," In Proceedings of Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO2021).
- Omar El Housni, Vineet Goyal. "On the Optimality of Affine Policies for Budgeted Uncertainty Sets," Math of Operations Research, 46 (2), 674-711, 2021.
- Omar El Housni, Aharon Ben-Tal and Vineet Goyal. "A Tractable Approach for Designing Piecewise Affine Policies in Dynamic Robust Optimization," Math Programming, 182 (1), 57-102, 2020.
- Omar El Housni, Vineet Goyal. "Piecewise Static Policies for Two-stage Adjustable Robust Linear Optimization," Math Programming 169 (2), 649-665, 2018.
- Omar El Housni, Vineet Goyal."Beyond Worst-case: A Probabilistic Analysis of Affine Policies in Dynamic Optimization," Journal version under review. Preliminary version published as spotlight in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2017.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Cornell Tech Urban Tech grant, 2022-2023.
- Second prize in the INFORMS George Nicholson student paper competition, 2020.
- Amazon Inventor Award, 2017.
- The Graduate Fellowship for Masters in Operations Research, Columbia University, 2016.
- École Polytechnique Research Prize in Applied Mathematics, 2015.
- French Government’s Major-Excellence Scholarship, 2012.
B.S. (Applied Mathematics), École Polytechnique, 2015
Ph.D. (Operations Research), Columbia University, 2020