Summary of Qualifications and Experience

Stephen has a PhD in Mathematics from the Univeristy of New South Wales, Australia. His PhD focused on the application of optimisation techniques to solve robust planning and recovery problem in the airline industry. Following his PhD, Stephen worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Zuse Institute Berlin, where he contributed to the development of the constraint integer programming solver SCIP. In 2017, Stephen was awarded an EPSRC fellowship to combine his experience with decomposition techniques and solver development to create a general Benders decomposition framework in SCIP. He continued his research in operations research and decomposition techniques at the Lancaster University (2017-2019) and the University of Exeter (2019-2022). In 2022, Stephen made the move from academia to industry as a senior research engineer at Quantagonia. Stephen joined GAMS in 2024 to support optimisation projects and the newly formed solver development team.

Professional Profile

2024 – today Operations Research Analyst, GAMS Software GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany (remote in UK)
2022 - 2024 Senior Research Engineer, Quantagonia GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany (remote in UK)
2019 - 2022 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
2017 - 2019 EPSRC Research Fellow, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
2014 - 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Mathematics. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Advanced. University of Wollongong, Australia, 2007.