Dr. Ricardo Collado

Building: Babbio Center
Room: 629
Email: ricardo.collado@stevens.edu
  • PhD Operations Research, Rutgers University
  • BS Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico
  • Applications: Energy systems, operations management, health care, homeland security, mathematical finance, and related fields
  • Stochastic Optimization: Risk-averse stochastic optimization, dynamic programming, approximation to dynamic programs, decomposition methods of stochastic programs
  • Semidefinite Programming: Generalizations of positive polynomials and its applications
Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention at the Committee on Stochastic Programming Student Paper Competition. 12th International Conference on Stochastic Programming August , 2010.

DIMACS Graduate Student Award. Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ July, 2006

Julio Garcia Diaz Medal of Mathematics. Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras PR June, 2001 


Professional Specialist, October 2011 - August 2013
Princeton Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis (PENSA)
Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering, Princeton University

Assistant Professor / Faculty Fellow, September 2010 – August 2011
Department of Information, Operations & Management Sciences Stern School of Business, New York University

Grants, Contracts & Funds

New York University Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity Fellowship. September 2010 – September 2011

NASA Harriett Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship. September 2007 – July 2010

Rutgers Excellence Fellowship. Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ September 2005 - June 2007

NSF Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarship. Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras PR March 2005 – May 2005

NASA, Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium Fellowship. Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras PR August 2001 – December 2004 

Selected Publications
  1. R. Collado, D. Papp, A. Ruszczynski. "Scenario decomposition of risk-averse multistage stochastic programming problems", Annals of Operations Research, vol. 200, no. 1, 2012,  Link  .
  1. R. Collado. "Euclidean traveling salesman on orientable surfaces", RUTCOR research report, no. 3-2012.  Download  .
  2. R. Collado. "Stochastic network interdiction", RUTCOR research report, no. 5-2012,  Download  .
  3. R. Collado, D. Papp. "Network interdiction - models, applications, unexplored directions", RUTCOR research report, no. 4-2012,  Download  .
  4. R. Collado, D. Papp, A. Ruszczynski. "Scenario decomposition of risk-averse two stage stochastic programming problems", RUTCOR research report, no. 2-2012,  Download  (503 kb PDF).
  5. D. Papp, R. Collado, F. Alizadeh. (2009). "Extension of the semidefinite characterization of sum of squares functional systems to algebraic structures", RUTCOR research report, no. 27-2009,  Download  (276 kb PDF).
  • MGT 609 Project Management Fundamentals