For more than 30 years, Dr. Lustig has been an internationally recognized leader in Operations Research and Advanced Analytics. Dr. Lustig started his career in Princeton University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Operations Research from 1987 through 1993. In 1993 he left academia to join CPLEX Optimization Inc., a software start-up creating and selling commercial optimization tools that quickly became the industry leader. In 1997 CPLEX was acquired by ILOG, and Dr. Lustig served in roles of increasing responsibility, from Manager of Technical Services, to Product Manager, to Vice President of ILOG Direct. In 2008 ILOG was acquired by IBM, where Dr. Lustig continued to expand his career, serving in leadership roles both on the product side, and most recently, for IBM Research investigating and developing state-of-the-art approaches for the next generation of optimization/business integration. Dr. Lustig has authored more than 30 articles and scientific papers. Dr. Lustig earned his PhD at Stanford University, where he studied under George Dantzig, who is credited with inventing the foundational algorithms for linear programming.