Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Connecticut,
371 Fairfield Way, Unit 2155
Storrs, CT 06269-2155
phone: (+1) 860 486 2584
fax : (+1) 860 486 4817
Laurent received a B.S. and an Sc.M. in Computer Science from "Les Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix" ('93) in Namur, Belgium. He later received an Sc.M. ('96) and Ph.D. ('99) degrees in Computer Science from Brown University.
After spending one year in industry and 2 years at Brown University as Visiting Assistant Professor, he joined the department in 2002 as Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests focus on the design and implementation of domain specific languages for combinatorial optimization. Laurent's interests also span programming languages, constraint programming, artificial intelligence, non-linear programming and reasoning under uncertainty. Over the last 7 years, he developed several influential systems including Newton, Numerica, The Optimization Programming Language OPL, the constrained-based library Modeler++ and the local search tools Localizer and Localizer++ and Comet.
His work has been published in more than 60 technical papers in major journals and conferences. He also co-authored two books (MIT Press) related to constraint Programming.
Combinatorial Optimization, Local Search, Constraint Programming, Modeling and Programming Languages.