Associate Professor and Co-Director, Financial Engineering Program
Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Areas of Research

Polynomial Optimization
Financial Engineering
Large-scale Optimization
Quantum Computing
Truss Topology Design


Luis F. Zuluaga explores the development of solution schemes and effective algorithms for problems involving optimization over polynomials, especially those arising from integer programming, probability, and finance applications.

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, he served as Associate professor in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (Canada). He has authored multiple articles in journals such as Operations ResearchSIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematical Programming, and Mathematics of Operations Research.


Ph.D., Operations Research, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
M.S., Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Los Andes (Colombia), 1998
B.S., Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Los Andes (Colombia), 1996