Contact Info:

Shimrit Shtern
Assistant Professor

Faculty of Data and Decision Sciences
Technion City, Haifa 32000

Office: Bloomfield 409
Tel: +972-4-8294437
Fax: +972-4-8295688
Email: shimrits at



  • New talks on my Talks page:
    • My ORSISCast interview about Optimization and Operations Research Hebrew audio
    • My talk on Smooth Uncertainty Sets as part of the Robust Optimization Webinar Video.
  • I am looking for graduate students that are interested in theory and application of optimization under uncertainty and data-driven optimization.  Please contact me for more details.
  • “What do you want to be when you grow up” – a 2021 Technion online event I participated in discussing the opportunities and challenges for doing a post-doc abroad for Israeli PhDs. I talk about my experience (44:30). Event link.

About me:

I am an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Data and Decision Sciences (formely The William Davidson Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management) at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Part of the optimization laboratory in the faculty.

Between 2015-2017 I was an instructor and post-doctoral associate at the ORC at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas.

I received my Ph.D. from the Technion in 2015. Thesis on “Robust Tracking via Semidefinite Programming and Noncovex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming”, with advisor Prof. Aharon Ben-Tal

I received my M.Sc. in Operations Research and System Analysis in 2008 and my B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2002, both from Technion.

A video about my research: (see also Hebrew version)

Research Interests:

  • Robust and adaptive optimization.
  • Data-driven optimization.
  • Algorithms for nonconvex and mixed-integer optimization.
  • Nonconvex and nonsmooth optimization theory and algorithms.
  • First order and primal-dual methods.
  • Semidefinite programming.
  • Optimization applications in: inventory systems, estimation and control, statistics and healthcare.