Prashant Palkar

Areas of Interest: 

Mixed-Integer Nonlinear (and Linear) Optimization, Parallel Computing, Derivative-Free Optimization, Applications of Operations Research, Algorithmic Game Theory


  • Ph.D., IEOR, IIT Bombay
  • M.Tech., IEOR, IIT Bombay
  • B.Tech., Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

Academic/Industrial Experience

  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering (since Dec., 2022)
  2. Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, and Operations Research at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Augsburg, Germany, Apr. 2021 - Nov. 2022
  3. Manager and subsequently Senior Manager, Technology Group Global Wires and Longs, Tata Steel Limited, Oct. 2009 - Jul. 2013

Selected Publications

  1. Graf L, Harks T, Palkar P. "Dynamic Traffic Assignment for Electric Vehicles", arXiv preprint arXiv:2207.04454, 2022.
  2. Graf, L., Harks T. and Palkar P., "Dynamic Traffic Assignment for Electric Vehicles", In 22nd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2022). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2022.
  3. Palkar, P. and Mahajan, A., “Mitigating Anomalies in Parallel Branch-and-Bound Based Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization”, International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization, 143-156, 2022.
  4. Sharma M. Palkar P., and Mahajan A., "Linearization and Parallelization Schemes for Convex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization", Computational Optimization and Applications, 1-56, 2022.
  5. Larson J., Leyffer S., Palkar P. and Wild S. M., "A Method for Convex Black-Box Integer Global Optimization", Journal of Global Optimization, 1-39, 2021.
  6. Liu Z., Rajkumar K., Leyffer S., Palkar, P. and Foster, I., "A mathematical programming- and simulation-based framework to evaluate cyberinfrastructure design choices", 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, Auckland, New Zealand, October 24-17, 2017.
  7. Palkar, P. and Mahajan, A., “A Branch-and-Estimate heuristic procedure for solving nonconvex integer optimization problems”, Workshop on Parallel Computing and Optimization (PCO), IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Hyderabad, India, 2015.

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