W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Ph.D.Research Associate Professor
Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse is Professor in the Departments of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Radiology (joint) at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW). He also serves as Associate Director of the Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) at UW Medical Center. Before moving to Seattle, he worked as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering at Princeton University in 2011. From 2005 to 2011, he was on the faculty in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Rutgers University. Before working in academia, he worked at the Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, where he managed research in developing efficient mathematical models and novel statistical data analyses for upstream oil exploration and downstream business operations in multi-continent oil transportation. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Florida in 2000 and 2003. His research group conducts basic computational science, applied, and translational research at the interface of engineering, medicine, and other emerging disciplines. His work thus far has focused on (a) computational neuroscience, (b) computational biology, and (c) logistics optimization. He holds three patents of novel optimization techniques adopted in the development of seizure prediction system. His academic honors include 2003 Excellence in Research from the University of Florida, 2006 NSF CAREER Award, 2007 Notable Alumni of King Mongut’s Institute Technology at Ladkrabang, 2004 & 2008 (2-times winner) William Pierskalla Best Paper Award by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2009 Outstanding Service Award by the Association of Thai Professionals in America and Canada, 2010 Rutgers Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2014 Finalist of the UW College of Engineering Faculty Innovator Award, and several other best student paper awards with his PhD students. He has been invited to give lectures in top universities around the world including MIT, Princeton University, University of Michigan, University of Warwick, University of London, Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Seoul National University, and KAIST. He currently serves as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of 10 leading international journals. He has edited 3 books and published over 100 research articles including 75 journal papers.