Scientist in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Hassan Lionel Hijazi received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Aix-Marseille University while working at Orange Labs - France Telecom.
During his early career, Hassan was part of the Computer Science Lab of the Ecole Polytechnique in France, then a researcher at National ICT Australia and the Australian National University.
Hassan is currently a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His main field of expertise is mathematical optimization.
Hassan was the laureate of the 2015 Rising Star Award by the Australian Society for Operations Research.
In 2021, Hassan was the winner of the ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition, ranking 1st across all divisions. In 2022, he won the Monarch of the Mountain round, accumulating $1.5M in total prize money.
Hassan continues to work on Gravity, an open-source modeling language for mathematical optimization.