Jan Kronqvist joined KTH as Assistant professor in Optimization and Systems Theory at the Department of Mathematics in 2021. Before starting at KTH, Jan did a two-year Postdoc at Imperial College London as a Newton International Fellow. He received his PhD from Åbo Akademi University in 2018 (graduated with honors, and awarded best PhD thesis). During his PhD, he spent 6 months at Carnegie Mellon University as a visiting researcher. From 2017 to 2019 he worked as a university teacher at Åbo Akademi in Process Systems Engineering. Jan was born in Finland with Swedish as his mother tongue.
His research is focused around mixed-integer optimization; on developing algorithms and techniques for solving mixed-integer optimization problems, optimization software, and mixed-integer optimization for AI and ML applications.
Jan is also a developer of the award-winning mixed-integer solver SHOT, which is the fastest convex MINLP solver according to extensive benchmarks. For more details on my research, please see my research page.