Director of Development
Dr. Achterberg studied mathematics and computer science at the Technical University of Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin. He finished his PhD in mathematics under supervision of Prof. Martin Grötschel in 2007. Dr. Achterberg is the author of SCIP, currently the best academic MIP solver. In addition to numerous publications in scientific journals, he has also received several awards for his dissertation and for SCIP, such as the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize.
From 2006, Dr. Achterberg worked for ILOG / IBM as developer of CPLEX in versions 11 to 12.6. Since 2014 he has been involved as a Senior Developer in the development of the Gurobi Optimizer.
In his spare time, Dr. Achterberg likes to play the drums, read books, and play board games. Moreover, he enjoys going to rock and punk rock concerts.