Electrical Engineer, Universidad de Chile
M.Sc. in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeleley
Gestión de operaciones
Investigación de operaciones
Gestión forestal y transporte
Gestión de Operaciones
Andres Weintraub holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile a Masters in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile. His main research areas are Operations Research, Operations Management in forestry and mining, logistics and transportation. His latest research has been in decision making related to fuel management and forest fires.
He has published over 90 papers in recognized journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, Forest Science, the European Journal of Operations Research. His Scopus H is 44. He has also edited several books and journal issues on topics related to Operations Research in forestry and mining. He has carried out multiple projects with industry and governmental organizations, including the US Forest Service and forest firms in Chile in models related to long range planning, short term harvesting and transportation, CODELCO, one of the largest copper firms in the world in models related to long range copper extraction, CSAV, a top 10 worldwide shipping company, housed in Chile, to improve the management of their 500.000 container business, the Chilean Ministry of Education, on determining best locations of rural schools, the Chilean Salmon industry in developing models to plan the salmon production chain and short term transportation, and the Chilean Football Association in scheduling the football season since 2005. The work with Chilean forest firms won the Edelman Prize, the most prestigious award for applied Operations Research, awarded by INFORMS, the US Society for Operations Research and Management Sciences. The work with CSAV was an Edelman finalist in 2011 and the football scheduling was a finalist in 2016.
He has grants as principal investigator by Fondecyt, (the individual Research Program from the Chilean National Research Agency) since 1982 when the program was started, except for one year. Papers he has co-authored have been chosen as best of the years 2013, 2014, 2015 by the Energy and Natural Resources Group of INFORMS.
He has received many recognitions which include: The Chilean National Prize for Applied Science in 2000, the Harold Larnder Prize given by the Canadian OR Society, the INFORMS Presidential Prize, the Gold Medal from the Chilean Institute of Engineering, its highest recognition. He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Agricultural Sciences of Sweden, and the University of Laval, Canada. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and the Chilean National Academies of Science and of Engineering and is an INFORMS Fellow. He was a founder and former President of ALIO, the Latin American Association of OR, and President of IFORS, the International Federation of Operations Research Societies, which includes over 50 country members, for the years 1998 to 2000. He led from 2007 to 2018 the Institute for Complex Engineering Systems, which is currently funded yearly with 3 million dollars, and involves 50 researchers and a staff of 15 people. The Institute covers areas such as Operations Research, Data Science, Industrial Organization and Consumer Analytics. The Institute is strong in developing projects with industry and the government which are original and have impact.