Patrick Jaillet is the Dugald C. Jackson Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He is also co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center and the Faculty Director of the MIT-France program. He was Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT from 2002 to 2009. From 1991 to 2002 he was a faculty at the University of Texas in Austin, the last five years as the Chair of the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. He co-founded and was Director of UT Austin’s Center for Computational Finance. Before his appointment in Austin, he was a faculty and a member of the Center for Applied Mathematics at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussée in Paris. He got his PhD at MIT in Operations Research in 1985.
He is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and served as Associate Editor for the INFORMS journal Operations Research from 1994 until 2005. He is also an Associate Editor for the scholarly journals Networks, Transportation Science, and Naval Research Logistics.