Dr. Ed Klotz joins Gurobi Optimization with nearly 30 years of experience in the mathematical optimization software industry. He is a technical expert who, over the course of his career, has worked with a wide array of customers to help them solve some of world’s most challenging mathematical optimization problems. In his role as a Senior Mathematical Optimization Specialist on the Gurobi R&D team, Dr. Klotz will work closely with our customers to support them in implementing and utilizing mathematical optimization in their organizations. He will also interact heavily with the R&D team based on his experiences with the customers.
Prior to joining Gurobi, Dr. Klotz was a member of the CPLEX development team of IBM. He was involved in product development, customer training, product documentation, and numerous other tasks with a primary focus on delivering CPLEX customer support and leveraging his experiences with customers to help inform the R&D team about customer needs and product improvements. Dr. Klotz has extensive knowledge in linear programming, integer programming, and numerical linear algebra for finite precision computing. Using this knowledge, he was able to investigate customer support issues at the source code level, and to identify potential improvements in CPLEX, both in terms of performance and accuracy of computation.
Before joining IBM, Dr. Klotz was a principal technical support engineer at ILOG, Inc., and a mathematical programming specialist at CPLEX Optimization, Inc.
Dr. Klotz has presented at numerous conferences, workshops and web seminars and published numerous papers on mathematical optimization. His interests are on all aspects of mathematical programming with a primary interest on research that can have an impact on mathematical programming software. He obtained a BA in Math and Economics from Oberlin College and a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University.