<a href="http://coffr.in/" title="Link: http://coffr.in/">Dr Carleton Coffrin</a> is currently a staff researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where he investigates how state-of-the-art optimization methods can benefit decision support applications in power system and disaster management. Before joining LANL in 2016, Dr. Coffrin conducted his Ph.D. studies at
<a href="http://cs.brown.edu/" title="Link: http://cs.brown.edu/">Brown University</a> in the area of hybrid optimization for disaster management, under the supervision of Pascal Van Hentenryck and Russell Bent. Dr. Coffrin has a passion for optimization education and is proud to be involved with both the
<a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/optimization" title="Link: https://www.coursera.org/course/optimization">Discrete Optimization </a>and
<a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/mdo" title="Link: https://www.coursera.org/course/mdo">Modeling Discrete Optimization</a> MOOCs.