IEOR welcomes award-winning postdoc

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IEOR is proud to welcome Cédric Josz to the Berkeley community. Cédric is currently pursuing a postdoc in EECS and IEOR under the supervision of Somayeh Sojoudi and Javad Lavaei where he works on optimization, control and its applications.

In December, Cédric will travel to Paris where he will compete as a finalist to win the 2017 best PhD thesis prize awarded by the French Agency for Mathematics in Interaction with Industry and Society (AMIES). Cédric will make a ten minute presentation during the sixth annual Maths Job Fair which will take place at the Cité des Sciences de Paris, Europe’s biggest science museum.

The title of his thesis is “Application of polynomial optimization to electricity transmission networks.” 

Cédric also just recently won the 2016 best paper award in Springer Optimization Letters for his paper titled “Strong duality in Lasserre’s hierarchy for polynomial optimization.” This was joint work with collaborator Didier Henrion from the Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture (LAAS CNRS) in Toulouse, France.

Before coming to Berkeley, Cédric did a postdoc under the supervision of Jean Bernard Lasserre at the LAAS CNRS where he was funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant. He received a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Paris VI in 2016 in collaboration with the French transmission system operator (Rte) and the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA).