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



  • In the upcoming Spring semester (2022/2023) I will be teaching a course “Optimization under Uncertainty” 096335 in the Technion.  In this course I will cover theoretical and algorithmic framework for solving optimization in single- and multi-stage problems that incorporate parameter uncertainty.  Specifically, we will discuss modeling and solution techniques for the case where the uncertainty is modeled using historical data.
  • I am looking for graduate students and a postdoc which are interested in theory and application of optimization under uncertainty and data-driven optimization.  Please contact me for more details.

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.