Houston, Texas – September 03, 2015, After successfully leading Gurobi Optimization, Inc. from its founding in 2008 to its current position as a math programming solver market leader, Dr. Robert Bixby, 69, is stepping down from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and moving into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Dr. Bixby will also continue in his role as Chairman of the Board.
Stepping into the role of CEO is Dr. Edward Rothberg, Gurobi Optimization’s current Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Rothberg has served in senior leadership positions in optimization software companies for more than fifteen years. He has held the Gurobi COO position since co-founding Gurobi in 2008, and prior to that he led the ILOG CPLEX team. Dr. Rothberg has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.
“I am very proud of what we have already accomplished as a company and where we and the industry are headed,” said Dr. Bixby. “The optimization space is experiencing rapid growth. This new CSO role is designed to help ensure that we stay focused on the needs of our customers and maintain our position as the innovation leader.”
Gurobi is in the business of helping companies make better decisions through the use of prescriptive analytics. In addition to providing the best math programming solver, as well as tools for distributed optimization and optimization in the cloud, the company is known for its outstanding support and no-surprises pricing.
The Gurobi Optimizer is a state-of-the-art solver for linear programming (LP), quadratic programming (QP), quadratically constrained programming (QCP), mixed-integer linear programming (MILP), mixed-integer quadratic programming (MIQP), and mixed-integer quadratically constrained programming (MIQCP). Gurobi was designed from the ground up to exploit modern architectures and multi-core processors, using the most advanced implementations of the latest algorithms. Founded in 2008, Gurobi Optimization is based in Houston, TX.
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