Yves Lucet, Professor, MDS Okanagan

Yves Lucet

“Students in the MDS program learn not only the power but most importantly the common missteps one can make in data science. It is about critical thinking in a very complex environment that leverages powerful technologies: modeling, optimization, and data-based algorithms.”

Dr. Yves Lucet is a professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia. His research interests lie in optimization, computer-aided convex analysis, and efficient modeling that take advantage of problem structures. He is a co-recipient of the 2019 EURO Excellence in Practice Award for his work on using optimization to design safe roads at minimal cost. His latest interests are in the interactions between optimization and machine learning.