• Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Donna and Jim Furber ‘64 Faculty Fellow, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Eppright Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M Engineering
  • Phone: 979-458-2335
  • FAX: 979-458-4299
  • Email: emc@tamu.edu
  • Office: ETB 4034
Erick Moreno-Centeno

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley - 2010
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley - 2010
  • M.Sc., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley - 2006
  • B.Sc., Industrial Physics Engineering, Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - 2002

Research Interests

  • Dr. Moreno-Centeno’s research interests are on the theory and applications of discrete optimization with an emphasis on network optimization. Specifically, his focus is to design and analyze optimization models and algorithms that are computationally viable for real-world applications. He achieves this by combining effective modeling with efficient computational techniques. His current research projects include designing a round-off-error-free and fast-in-practice linear programming algorithm and solving problems in energy (topology control), decision theory (voting) and machine learning.


Awards & Honors

  • 2017 INFORMS Volunteer Service Award - Meritorious Level
  • 2016 Institute of Industrial Engineers' Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career Industrial Engineer in Academia Award
  • 2016 Association of Former Students Distinguished Award in Teaching - College Level
  • 2015 Honorable Mention - INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group paper competition
  • 2015 Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award - College of Engineering
  • 2014 Selectee: National Academy of Engineers’ 6th Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
  • 2014 IIE's Operations Research Division Annual Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Operations Research
  • 2013 Professor of the year award - IIE student chapter
  • 2012 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar - Texas A&M University's Center for Teaching Excellence
  • 2011 Finalist - INFORMS Decision Analysis Society student paper competition
  • 2009 Katta G. Murty Best Paper Prize - UC Berkeley's IEOR Department
  • 2008 Graduate Student Instructor of the Year Award - IIE Student Chapter
  • 2007 Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger Award - UC Berkeley's IEOR Department
  • 2007 University Level Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award - UC Berkeley's Teaching Center

Selected Publications

  • Escobedo A.R., E. Moreno-Centeno, "Roundoff-error-free algorithms for solving linear systems via Cholesky and LU factorizations", INFORMS Journal of Computing, 27(4), 2015, 677-689
  • Moreno-Centeno E., R. M. Karp, “The implicit hitting set approach to solve combinatorial optimization problems with an application to multi-genome alignment”, Operations Research, 61(2) 2013, 453–468.
  • Hochbaum D. S., E. Moreno-Centeno, P. Yelland, R. A. Catena, “Rating customers according to their promptness to adopt new products”, Operations Research, 59(5) 2011, 1171–1183