Joey Huchette


  • Small independent branching formulations for unions of V-polyhedra. [Optimization Online]
    With Juan Pablo Vielma.
  • Beating the SDP bound for the floor layout problem: A simple combinatorial idea. [arXiv]
    With Santanu Dey and Juan Pablo Vielma.
  • Strong mixed-integer formulations for the floor layout problem. [arXiv]
    With Santanu Dey and Juan Pablo Vielma.
  • JuMP: A modeling language for mathematical optimization. [arXiv]
    With Iain Dunning and Miles Lubin.
    Under revision.
  • Extended formulations in mixed integer conic quadratic programming. [arXiv]
    With Juan Pablo Vielma, Iain Dunning, and Miles Lubin.
    Under revision.
  • Parallel algebraic modeling for stochastic optimization. [ACM]
    With Miles Lubin and Cosmin Petra.
    In Proceedings of HPTCDL 2014.
  • Taming parallel I/O complexity with auto-tuning. [ACM]
    With Babak Behzad, Huong Luu, Surendra Byna, Prabhat, Ruth Aydt, Quincey Koziol, and Marc Snir.
    In Proceedings of SC 2013.
  • A framework for auto-tuning HDF5 applications. [ACM]
    With Babak Behzad, Huong Luu, Ruth Aydt, Surendra Byna, Yushu Yao, Quincey Koziol, and Prabhat.
    In Proceedings of HPDC 2013.


  • JuliaOpt - a suite of optimization software in Julia. Includes:
    • JuMP: an algebraic modeling language for linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization.
    • Convex.jl: a "disciplined convex programming" modeling language.
    • Efficient wrappers for over a dozen state-of-the-art solvers (Gurobi, Ipopt, Mosek, etc.), with a unified, abstract interface.


  • New mixed-integer approaches to the floor layout problem
    • INFORMS 2015
    • Argonne National Laboratory (2015)
    • ISMP 2015
    • MIP 2015 (poster)
    • INFORMS 2014
    • MIP 2014 (poster)
  • Modeling optimization problems with JuMP in Julia
    • Carnegie Mellon (2014, joint with Miles Lubin)
    • Georgia Tech (2014)
    • Berkeley (2014, joint with Iain Dunning and Miles Lubin)
  • JuliaOpt - Optimization packages for Julia
    • JuliaCon 2015 (workshop, joint with Iain Dunning, Miles Lubin, and Madeleine Udell)
    • JuliaCon 2014 (joint with Iain Dunning)


  • Teaching assistant for MIT 15.083J: Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (Spring 2016).
  • Organized and co-taught two sessions of MIT 15.S60: Software Tools for Operations Research. Course materials: 2015 and 2016.
  • Co-taught a total of 6 recitations on JuMP for MIT 15.058, 15.081J, and 15.085J (2014).

Research Interests

I study operations research, specifically the theory and application of optimization. Much of my current work is concerned with mathematical formulations: that is, how to translate a high-level optimization problem to a mathematical description we can solve efficiently.

I'm also interested in all aspects of computational optimization, especially user-facing tools for modeling and for developing advanced algorithms.

About Me

I'm a PhD student in the Operations Research Center at MIT, advised by Juan Pablo Vielma. I'm supported by the NSF Graduate Fellowship. I received my B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Rice University, where I worked with Beatrice Riviere and Hadley Wickham.

CV (Updated 3/2/2016).


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