2017

Biography

Robin Lougee is the IBM Research Lead for Consumer Products & Agriculture. She is an industrial research scientist with a strong track record of delivering innovation to IBM and its customers. Robin pioneered the creation of COIN-OR, an open-source foundry for computational operations research, and led its growth to an independent non-profit that has served the scientific and business community for over 15 years. She was elected to the Board of INFORMS, the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research and analytics, Chair of the INFORMS Computing Society, and President of the Fora of Women in ORMS. Robin was awarded the 2016 INFORMS George E. Kimball Medal and 2014 INFORMS Impact Prize.She is the founding chair of the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics prize. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. Robin earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 1993.

Robin Lougee

Robin Lougee is the IBM Research Lead for Consumer Products & Agriculture. She is an industrial research scientist with a strong track record of delivering innovation to IBM and its customers. Robin pioneered the creation of COIN-OR, an open-source foundry for computational operations research, and led its growth to an independent non-profit that has served the scientific and business community for over 15 years.