Dr. Baha Alzalg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Jordan, and a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Applied and Computational Mathematics and School of Mathematical Sciences at Rochester Institiute of Technology.
His particular research area is Mathematical Optimization. He is interested in developing algorithms and investigating applications for stochastic convex programming. This research touches on many fields, including military, risk, finance and portfolio optimization. His research papers have published in the field's prestigious journals such as Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Computational Optimization and Applications, Optimization (A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research), Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Operators and Matrices, Applied Mathematics and Computations, Applied Mathematical Modelling, and others.
Dr. Alzalg has given several invited and contributed research talks on Optimization at international conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Chile, Italy, Singapore, Oman and Jordan. He has served as a reviewer for some journals, this includes but not limited to: Mathematical Reviews, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Journal of Supercomputing. Dr. Alzalg has supervised three graduate students (two Master's students and one PhD student) at the University of Jordan. He has also been the principal investigator of a funded research project in Optimization at the University of Jordan.
Dr. Alzalg received his BSc and MSc in Mathematics at Yarmouk University in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and received his PhD in Mathematics at Washington State University (WSU) with a specialization in Computational Optimization in 2011. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California Davis.