Dr. Van Hentenryck is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan. He is professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Core Faculty in the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). Prior to that, he led the optimization research group (about 70 people) at National ICT Australia (NICTA) and was a professor of Computer Science at Brown University for about 20 years.
Van Hentenryck leads to RITMO project (https://ritmo.engin.umich.edu) which aims at using computational and data science for transforming accessibility and mobility for entire segments of the population. He is particularly interested in designing and deploying new mobility solutions that can transform access to jobs, health care, schools, and high-quality super-markets. The RITMO team engages with about 50 faculty, staff, and students on all aspects of mobility, across engineering, social sciences, the medical school, and urban planning and architecture. The team currently focuses on mobility solutions for Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the city of Detroit through engagement with the communities.
Ph.D. Université de Namur; ScB and ScM Université de Namur