Associate Professor
Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Room 481

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-4036

Areas of Research

Big Data
Multi-threaded Applications
Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
Grid Computing/Large Scale Computation
Mathematical Optimization and Modeling
Signal Processing Algorithms
Artificial Intelligence
Image Processing, Graphics, and Data Fusion
Machine Learning
Pattern Recognition


Martin Takac is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, where he has been employed since 2014. He received his B.S. (2008) and M.S. (2010) degrees in Mathematics from Comenius University, Slovakia, and Ph.D. (2014) degree in Mathematics from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He received several awards during this period, including the Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the OR Society (2014), Leslie Fox Prize (2nd Prize; 2013) by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, and INFORMS Computing Society Best Student Paper Award (runner up; 2012). His current research interests include the design, analysis and application of algorithms for machine learning, optimization, high-performance computing, operations research and energy systems. Dr. Takac is a core faculty at the OptML Group and is affiliated faculty of the Cognitive Science Program.


Ph.D., Mathematics, The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 2014
M.S., Mathematics, Comenius University (Slovakia), 2010
B.S., Mathematics, Comenius University (Slovakia), 2008