Luis F. Zuluaga earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. Luis also has a Master degree in Industrial Engineering, and Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Los Andes (Colombia). Currently, Luis is serving as Associate Professor at the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department, Lehigh University. Luis has authored multiple articles in journals such as Operations Research, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematical Programming, and Mathematics of Operations Research. Luis' research is mainly focused on developing solution schemes and effective algorithms for problems involving optimization over polynomials; especially those arising from integer programming, probability, finance applications, and more recently, quantum computing. His research work has been funded by NSERC, NSF, AFOSR, DARPA, PITA, and the US Army OSBP. Besides his academic work, Luis has served as consultant to organizations such as the State Department of Colombia; General Re-New England Asset Management Inc.; IBM Global Business Services; and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and done industry collaboration research projects with Air Products and Johnson & Johnson for the deployment of decision-making support tools.